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Sent an email to ex-friend essentially setting the record straight on the past. I've been threatened with defamation charges. What was said, was true. Did tell a friend who also has experienced this other person negatively also.
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If the information was verifiably true there cannot be a cause of action for defamation. Truth is a total defense to a defamation lawsuit.

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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am one of JustAnswer's attorneys. I must apologize for my colleague's short answer. Let me expand on this:This depends on what you said in the letter. While truth is the ultimate defense, that won't stop them from bringing charges of defamation of character, slander, or intentional infliction of emotional distress (although IIoED usually does not stand by itself and needs another cause of action to support it). What did you say? Did you use specifically foul language? This might qualify as a civil charge, although it is unlikely. They may just be trying to rattle your cage.

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