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Ppl have freedom of speech but posts about me by a former friend on social media have been slanderous. any recourse?

Edison, NJ |

What has been written ~ Allegations of theft. Allegations of adultery. Allegations of child abuse and neglect of my children. Allegations of immorality. Though very painful - I vow none of them are true. She also hacked my FB account & wrote ppl posing as me. I used her mini computer & didn't sign out & she really did a number on me. Would I have to hire someone to prove that these messages came from her IP address following the return of the computer to her person through certified messenger service. I am a minister and she cursed people out, cost me appointments (money), damaged my character & wrote threatening messages & gave harmful advice to young ppl in crisis (suicidal youth). She has threatened to harm my children & I through texts. Is there anything legally that I can do

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  1. Contact your local police and bring them the evidence that you have.

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  2. WOW! You should report this immediately to the police and file a complaint. If you have financial damages, which you state you do, you can file a civil suit based on libel and slander. You need to get a factual and chronological history together, like telling a story to someone who has no knowledge of this, and attach all documents you have to support it. Then go to the police and/or an attorney for proper legal advice.

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