Can I sue a person for talking about personal thing about me?

Asked 10 months ago - San Diego, CA

this person I know when he gets mad at me told me that he will tell all friends everything about us and personal things

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  1. Michael Charles Doland

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . Not if what is said is true.
    And if it's not true, your proof of damages will be more than you can handle without an attorney.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  2. Christopher John Gansen

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    Answered . Probably not.

  3. Golnar Sargeant

    Contributor Level 19

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    Answered . Barring a statutory privilege such as attorney/client, doctor/therapist/patient, priest penitent privileges, no one has a legal duty to keep your secrets.

    We do not have an attorney-client relationship. I am not your lawyer. The statements I have made do not constitute... more
  4. Philip Anthony Fabiano

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    Answered . More facts are needed. However generally the answer is no. If you do not want someone to repeat "personal things" don't divulge them. Truth is a defense and even if untrue the statements must be of a specific type.

    If you feel this is the "best" answer or is "helpful," please indicate. Since I am limited to the information you... more
  5. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . A fact or two would be helpful

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