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You could, in theory, sue for a form of libel/slander/defamation. I've never seen one close to these facts but it certainly fits the concept.
The problem you may have is that the case, while viable as far as liability, may not be economically feasible. You have to hire an attorney for a case like this because the issues are extremely complex and will require a lot of research and briefing. It is unlikely you will find n attorney that will take the case on a contingency basis and so you are likely going to spend $5000-10,000 on attorney's fees, possibly more, and attorney's fees are not a recoverable element of damages in slander cases.
In addition, it is often very, very hard to prove actual damages in slander suits. Possible, but very hard.
However, keeping all of these things in mind, people file slander lawsuits every day "to make a point". You just have to decide if the point you want to make is worth that much money.
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