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My name is lucas ong,19,from singapore,i was wondering if i

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hi my name is ***** ***** ong,19,from singapore,i was wondering if i can sue for libel/defamation/slander against my friend's parent,she implied that i was a pedophile and would "report" me for harrasment of my friend even though my friend is still willing to talk to me,she did it through text messaging
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.

I am really sorry to hear this. While I think those accusations are rude and unacceptable they probably do not constitute grounds for a legal claim of defamation. First, there has to be a public dissemination of the information. Text messages would not be a public disbursal of the false information. Second, you have to prove some damages i.e. you lost a job or got arrested as a result of the statements. I understand your concern. YOu could file for a restraining order against this person to cut off them from contacting you or making statements about you in the future.