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SC. My incident happened on Dec. 21 & 22, 2017. The worst…

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My incident happened on Dec. 21 & 22, 2017. The worst one was on Dec 22, 2017. The pastor stood over me with a pair of scissors in his hand as if he was going to stab me with them. I froze. I have been having nightmares about the incident ever since. I am afraid of him.

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I want to know if I have a case worthy of a civil suite against the pastor, church, district, and conference of the umc?
How is the best way to handle this situation? I have already started seeing a psychologist.
Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I have reason to believe you have a cause of action for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Assault is where someone puts you in a reasonable apprehension of an imminent or offensive touching.

Battery is an offensive touching.

IIED occurs when someone intentionally causes you emotional distress and there's evidence you've suffered emotional distress.

Accordingly, you can bring all three of these actions to court.

You may want to consider just writing a formal demand letter that they compensate you for the psychologist's visits, lost wages, or other things that you've lost financially as a result of their actions. You can send this to everyone that was involved. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for a demand letter (click here). It only costs $10 and it is way cheaper than litigation.

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