How would I prosecute someone for deformation of character in England
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My friends step farther was caught having an affair because he txt me about it now as a way of getting revenge he is telling people I'm a pervert and pedophile I have since had people threatening tO beat me up and worse however he has not reported me to the police or any other agency is there anything I can do about this
I notice you haven't accepted my previous answer so I would be grateful if you could do that now.Why did he text you about this?
He was asking for my help to carry on the affair by booking an hotel which I did not do
Ok. And is it that that he is telling people ? If so, how many and in what circumstances?
Yes he is telling people and now those people are telling other people and I'm getting threatened I have no idea how many people he has tod but he did say it on face book but that has now been removed
If its just that he is saying you assisted his affair then thats probably not going to amount to defamation. Saying that you are a peadophile almost certainly would though as its an allegation of criminal conduct.If he has made that comment on Facebook then that would be public enough to give rise to a presumption of damage.However, the problem with defamation actions is this. Its not a criminal matter. Its a civil matter. The police cannot act. You would have to fund an action yourself and that will not be cheap. I'm afraid that a defamation action costs in excess of 25,000 and there is no legal aid. Sorry but thats your position and I have a duty to give you truthful information.
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