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This all started on Feb 14 this year when I posted (just a joke) on social media that I was annoyed because I'd been finding a lot of bug bites which seemed to be happening in my sleep and my roommate (at the time) commented on the post, flying off the handle how I "brought bed bugs over from my parents' house" and that we needed to check the beds, alert tge office, call a exterminater, blah blah blah just going on the on for several long comments. Before I was aware of it, my mother who suffers from SEVERE depression/anxiety called me in hysteric tears apologizing for being such a "horrible housekeeper and mother" and hung up on me. I deleted the post and told my roommate she had no right to post that and needed to call my parents and apologize immediately which she never did. Two hours later I received a text message from her mother saying that I had three days to leave the apt (had to pull $1000 out my rear for a moving company) with all my things because I was a "horrible friend" and was now apparently responsible for bed bugs and if I even spoke to my roommate I would speaking to her attorneys, and needed to pay for bed bug treatment. ($450) Six months later, (when the lease was actually up) I received a letter claiming that my cat and I are solely responsible for over $1000 in damage to the apt and had one month to pay or she is filing a lawsuit. What do I do?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Missouri

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet

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Thats it

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