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Good morning. Can you tell me what the message said? Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I'm a little ashamed because of what I said - I was making fun of his son who looks like he may have some issues about being slow....
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
We are going back to family court for him violating a court order again, so this may be because he knows he's in trouble

Thanks for following up. Although it might have not been in the best of taste to send the message, this would not rise to the level of any valid criminal or civil action against you. It certainly isn't criminal and one text is not harassment. And, for there to be any civil cause of action for defamation, the person damaged would have to satisfy the following 4 elements: (i) another person ("Person B") conveyed a

defamatory message they knew or should have known to be false; (ii) the material was published (i.e., conveyed to someone other than Person A); (iii) Person A can be identified as the person referred to in the defamatory material; and (iv) Person A suffered an injury to Person A's reputation as a result of the communication. And, in this instance, I don't see that being the case.

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