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