Also what is the law or legal precedents where the one being slandered pays the one making the defamatory statement?
Need more info -- what work is the "Reputation Repair" person offering to do?
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Reputation repair people don't need to be attorneys, unless they are representing someone in court. There is a whole market of reputation repair folks online, they aren't normally attorneys.
The law varies depending on where the person is, where the defamation happened, and so on.
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