What is the best way to handle harassment by an someone who is posting libelous and damaging information about me online?

Asked about 1 year ago - New York, NY

This has been going on for months and the person responsible is not stopping. I know who it is based on the information they have and their actions. The person admitted to a mutual acquaintance to setting up fake accounts on numerous websites to track my activities online.

While some sites have cooperated others refuse to remove the offending materials. The person responsible is also actively recruiting on hacker websites asking for help to go after me.

What exactly can I do here? Can I subpoena his ISP for his internet activity? file a restraining order, etc?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . Hire a lawyer to send a cease and desist letter. You can't issue a subpoena unless a case is pending.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  2. Christian K. Lassen II


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . A local lawyer can send a cease and desist letter

  3. Joseph Leonard Ciaccio

    Contributor Level 12


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Hire a lawyer - or maybe contact the police - although I don't know how much they could or would do.

    Best of luck.

    Joseph L. Ciaccio is a New York attorney with the Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, P.C. (medicalattorneyny.... more
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