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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.Unfortunately, it does not appear you have any recourse. No statement, no matter how false and vile, can constitute defamation if it is made only to the person that is the basis of the statement and that is what it appears has happened in your scenario. It was told to you, and you then repeated it. Defamation arises from a loss of reputation. How can you lose reputation if the statement is made only to you? And if you repeat the slander or show someone the libelous statement, the speaker or publisher remains free from liability, because you are the one that "published" the statement.If you have other questions or need more information, please let me know here. Otherwise, thanking you in advance for a positive rating.