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Can I get sued for writing about sex and drugs with famous people I knew in the seventies?
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My name isXXXXX am a licensed attorney, and my goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Assuming you would be using the people's real names, you could be sued, since you can pretty much be sued for anything these days.

However, unless you are making false statements (that could be proven to be false by the people whom you are making them about), they would not be able to SUCCESSFULLY sue you for anything.

They would be suing you under a theory of defamation, for making false and damaging statements about them in your book, but could only win if they could demonstrate that they are false. I presume that you would be writing a true account of events, so in that case, while you could be sued, you would not be found liable.


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You're reply was what I've already been told, perhaps I should be more specific, because of the graphic content, self publishing companies like Balboa Press are demanding I change all names and locations, including Palm Beach and Manhattan, I am not willing to do it, I'm going to give you a good rating for you're answer, but if I pay for a full month will I able to talk to you directly with some very specific questions, or will I get a random person? There are other specific legalities of publishing I'd like to ask you.

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