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What can I do about someone defaming me on the internet? Topic: Post claim when writing a paper
June 17, 2019 / By Chrystal
Question: Guy posts my full name, and tells people things about my life, insulting me, saying hes going to dig up my dead mom and all kinds of things. This guy is just the worst guy you can imagine. Long story short, I didnt know him very well and loaned him some money and took him to Thailand with me since none of my other friends wanted to go with me. While we were over there, we got into a disagreement (He wanted to pick up prostitutes, I wanted to do tourist things and sight seeing, we are just complete opposites). I let him come stay with me after the trip, even though we werent getting along, just because he had nowhere to go. I got a two room apartment so he could have his own room. When it was time for him to get a job and start paying me back, he left state. Out of the blue, he sent me a message bragging about how he got away with it. I have him on contract, but cant find where hes living. I know what city, just not anything else. The other day he left some nasty comments on my youtube account, telling people my full name, what town I live in, what I drive, and calling me gay and other things that arent true. Now if I could have this guy arrested, that would help me find out where hes staying at I assume, so I could sue him, since I still have him on contract. Who do you go to for something like this? Are the normal police even equipped to investigate online things? Or is there some other agency I should go through? Youtube will simply shut the persons account down. I want to have him arrested for it. Sorry I dont understand "it does not even need 10 minutes". I dont want to post my youtube account on here because I was suspended last time I did, but trust me, he's defaming me.
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Avis Avis | 7 days ago
Is short, you could sue this person in court for harassment, invasion of privacy if he's disclosing information about your private life, defamation of character if the posting tell lies about you; Also part of the lawsuit could claim lost of income if you lose clients over this. And of course the lawsuit for the money. So keep record, screen-shots of his postings and and letters. In the criminal side there is no much to do unless the person cross the line to full harassment and-or stalking then you could claim the US Federal Anti-Cyber-Stalking law is found at 47 USC sec. 223 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberstalking Unfortunately local police have limits on the time and equipment and since your case is mostly civil they might decide not to get involved unless you bring something more serious like the guy going total psycho-stalker or threatening your. But I guess you got his full name too from the travel papers, so you could pay a private detective a few bucks to track him down and serve him the lawsuit papers. Alternatively you could start a civil case in absentia, if he doesn't show up you win, but you might need to talk a lawyer to see if it's viable in your case and worth the trouble. Also I recommend you to check your credit report, since that person was living with you for a while I wouldn't be surprised if he stole ID's or wrote down your private information to steal your identity since he know your economical situation. And remember...Never trust strangers.
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