Is there any legal action i can take?

Asked over 2 years ago - Platteville, WI

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.

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  1. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.

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    Answered . 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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  2. Michael R. Cohen

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    Answered . As stated, you may be able to pursue an injunction.

  3. Daniel Nelson Deasy

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    Answered . 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.

    Good luck.

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Personal injury and slander

Slander is a type of defamation that occurs when one person verbally harms another person’s character. These false accusations can damage another’s reputation.

Criminal charges for harassment

Harassment describes a variety of repetitive behaviors that threaten, disturb, or upset someone. Harassment includes unwanted sexual advances and stalking.

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