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Hello, thanks for using Just Answer. I'm Stacy and will be assisting you this evening. I have read you comments about your situation. You are correct. Your first course of action could be to speak to this person and ask them to remove the postings. Report them to facebook (if that's where it occurred). They are usually pretty good about removing stuff that has no substantive value. If that doesn't work or you've already tried that, then yes, a cease and desist letter is a good next step before getting the court system involved. Here is a sample letter. You would modify this to remove the attorney info if you want to send it yourself and you'd want to cite your state's specific law on the issue. If that doesn't work, then its probably time to consult with a local attorney and try the legal route in filing a civil suit for defamation.
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Regardless of who sends letter, the message is clear -- you mean business. However, if you have any lawyer friends or can find an attorney who will send it for no or a low fee, it may scare her a little more. But I wouldn't spend a lot of money up front to send the letter. I'd save that for the worst case scenario if she doesn't stop the defamation.
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