Can i file a libel lawsuit against INTERNET websites claiming me to be a rapist ? i am not , but the claim i am .

Asked almost 2 years ago - Chillicothe, OH

several websites have me as being a rapist and i am not

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  1. Andrew Mark Jaffe


    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . This is America and you can sue anybody, anywhere, anytime for anything. However, the cost of a lawsuit is usually the stopping point. Legal fees can easily be $50 to $100k for this sort of suit.

    You did not say, but are these websites related to There are quite a few threads on this forum from this month about their posts which you can read. Perhaps they will give you some idea on the direction your actions should take.

    This post is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice specific to... more
  2. Kyle J Bristow

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . You should not post anything online about this matter, nor should you speak about it with anyone who is not your lawyer.

    I have dealt with Internet-related torts; my firm's website can be visited at

    No attorney-client relationship is established via The material posted by Kyle J. Bristow, Esq., is for... more
  3. Michael Kevin Cernyar


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . It depends on the structure of the website since many are exempt from lawsuits. Speak to an attorney who provides free consultation. I don't see many taking such a matter under contingency so be prepared for a quoted fee.

    The response above is not intended as legal advice since it’s impracticable to provide thorough, accurate advice... more

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