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Has a defamation suit been filed against you?
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It is my understanding that a statement of fact is not defamation. That is correct.
The truth is a defense for defamation.
This could constitute harassment. That would be completely within the discretion of law enforcement.
There is also a cybercrimes unit IC3.
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You asked if truth is a defense to defamation and the answer is YES. If you the alleged defamer is telling the truth it is not considered defamation under the law. Defamation means holding a person in a false light.
As far as criminal matters such as harassment that is a law enforcement decision. They would decide whether to prosecute a person for harassment.
There is also an injunction against harassment that can be filed by the victim in civil court.
Thank you for the additional clarification. If there is really a warrant you would receive more than a phone call. It sounds to me that this was an idle threat. The only issue you would have is contacting the person directly if they filed an action to have the court order you to stop contacting this person. Without a court order there is nothing stopping you from doing anything, including post a true story on the internet. Have you checked to see if you have any criminal charges pending?
Aside from this "deputy calling me saying he had a warrant but would drop it if I wouldn't contact them anymore." have you received anything from law enforcement with regard to this matter?