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Audan. Slander
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Customer: Are you an expert in the field of slander laws in Alabama?
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 7 months ago.

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What can I answer for you in regards ***** ***** in Alabama, or defamation in general? (Slander is verbal defamation, libel is written defamation - they are for the most part two sides of the same coin.)

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
This is an old case concerning students accusing teacher of trying to molest a student. It was a long while before teacher was aware of being accused of that. The accusing students were from the former year. The current class displayed behavior showed they were responding to gossip. The environment of the class and school was so bad teacher left and retired that year.
Nothing else has been done except enemies are still slandering my name. I now feel my boss was actually trying to help me in some way. I feel I need to clear my name by making a statement to get this slandering to stop. I did not try to molest any child.
Expert:  Ely replied 7 months ago.

Okay. Of course these are unfortunate events. So, what can I answer for you in regards ***** *****? For example: "Can I sue the person spreading these rumors" or "When does the statute of limitations for defamation begin to run," etc?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
This has run about 14 years. I don't care to sue, I just need to try to clear my name and stop the slander.
Expert:  Ely replied 7 months ago.

So in other words, while avoiding suing or threatening to sue, you want to figure out a way to quash this rumor from constantly recurring?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I would like it publically made that I am not a molester. Yes. Strangers stare, friends begin to behave differently. One lady told me two weeks ago, after she and her family had been so friendly, said I still love you and have been treating me very cold. I have thought of asking her what hadshe heard and how has she heard it .
Expert:  Ely replied 7 months ago.

Thank you. With respect, I am not sure how to answer your question because this seems to deal more with student/professor relations and campus politics than a question about legal doctrine. I am going to opt out of your question and open this up for other experts. Perhaps another will have a better idea.

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My apologies for any inconvenience and good luck...

Expert:  Sam replied 7 months ago.


This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.

Do you know who the students were who began this terrible rumor about you? And how was it disseminated? Was it online, was it all verbal from one person to the other? Are you still employed?

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