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I have a legal question I've been burning mad about for the past 4 days. I just want to make sure its valid. I have a neice; 15 years of age; that plays; and starts on the High School Girls Soccer Team. On Senior night; October 15th; the Pa. Announcer introduced the out going Seniors on the team. My neice is a sophomore. The arrived at one individual Nikki; who's a senior. The Pa. announcer so and so is part of Decca; Madd; etc. And then the announcer stated; in front of Hundreds of people in attendance that night; " And one of Nikki's most memorable moments was making Anna -------- lick the bottom of Erins cleats. Laughs all around. My neice; was humiliated in front of hundreds of people. The whole thing is on tape; on the school website. It is one thing where teammates joke and kid one another; in any sport. It is entirely another thing where your humiliated in public by a teammate; in front of hundreds of your classmates; and parents in attendance at a sporting event. I strongly advised my brother and sister in law to get legal advice pertaining to this particular incident; but I have not heard back. Legally; is there anything that can be done? Everytime I view this; my blood boils. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
Hello Jack R.;
Thanks for your reply. NO. The remark made was NOT true. Licking the bottom of someone's cleats? As far as emotional damage done; i'm not sure. But I DO KNOW THIS. Her dignity; respect; self respect; and without a doubt; most important; her REPUTATION suffered greatly. Through NO fault of her own. I know it appears; and sounds like im being thin skinned; but that is not the case. This particular so called joke; prank; or ever you'd like to call it goes way beyond just joking around. At the very least; imo; its defamation of character. Slander. Public humiliation with the INTENT to debase someone's chararacter and reputation. Im not a lawyer; Jack. But I do believe INTENT; as they say; is nine tenths of the law. Again; Thanks for responding.