Can I be sued for defamation of character? 5 Answers as of April 09, 2013

My soon to be ex has been having an affair with a friend for months. I made a poor choice of judgement after an argument with him to post on line a picture with names outing her and him. I removed it the next day knowing it was wrong.

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Carey and Leisure | John Smitten
No lawyer would take that case so do not worry.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/9/2013
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
Generally, truth is a defense.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 4/8/2013
LAW OFFICE OF ANNE B. HOWARD | Anne B. Howard
Unlikely you'd be sued for defamation but bad judgment can be used against you in child custody.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/8/2013
The Law Offices of Tres A. Porter | Tres A. Porter
Truth is a defense to defamation. There are other causes of action like publication of private information, but unless you made an additional statement that was untrue about either of them, you would likely prevail in a defamation of character lawsuit. That does not mean that they could not file the lawsuit, it just means that you would "likely" eventually prevail. You should consult with an attorney in your area, as soon as possible.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/8/2013
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Truth is a total defense and actions for defamation, libel, or slander.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/8/2013
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