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

Asked over 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?

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

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    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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Personal injury and libel

Libel is the written or visual defamation of another person’s character. False statements can damage someone’s reputation, so it is a type of personal injury.

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