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My daughter's roommates are posting on Craigslist that she is a psycho, alcoholic and drug abuser. My daughter is a recovering alcoholic and I am afraid this will affect her in a negative way. What can I do?

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Told her to leave until she feels safe. She lives with her boyfriend who is the lease holder. There are three other people living there in two of the rooms. They are habitual non-medical pot smokers and are behind on their rent. They have given 30 days notice and refused to pay utillities for 3 months

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The upstairs roommate threatened my daughter with w tazer. Police were called but no arrest. Tazer girl them obtained an order of protection agaisnt my daughter's boyfriend sorry for spelling...I'm upset

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What can I answer for you? I see what you've written but I am not quite sure what you mean by the very general "what can I do?"

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What are my legal options? I have never been in a situation like this. I mean, literally, what can I do?
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Do you still need assistance? I recommend that she consider her options against her roommates for defamation, including a demand for an immediate retraction on Craigslist.

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