There's this girl that is going out of her way to ruin my personal life. She is spreading lies about me and telling my girlfriend that i am seeing other girls. this is not the first time this happened, she is making it her personal mission to destroy my intimate life.
If you can prove that she said this, that it was a lie, you can sue for slander. Unless she has money, you get satisfaction. You might be able to bring a harassment injunction / restraining order case against her.
This is properly a personal injury type of case, not criminal defense. I will change the heading so that it will come to the attention of those lawyers.
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Sure there is legal action -- you can sue for slander assuming she is lying. The probem is, to what end? For money? For the satisfaction of jamming her up? You would have a difficult time finding an attorney to represent you in such an action because there is most likely no money to recover and it is unlikely a jury would give you much money.
A protective order can be sought, but there are certin things you have to prove and "spreading rumors" is not usually contemplated in the protective order setting.
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