I am a public school teacher. I was brought into my Principal's office due to a grievance towards me by another teacher. His only evidence came from two witness statements by the same person. In one statement the person lied about something I said, even quoting me. The other statement was used as evidence to prove I was continuing my actions. In this case the witness completely made up an incident stating I came by her desk in the office and made another comment about the other teacher. I hadn't even gone in the office for 3 days surrounding the time this happened. This person provided a signed statement that I made comments about the teacher who brought the grievance up on me and an assistant principal. She happens to be THAT assistant principal’s secretary. Can I sue her for Defamation?To add more information, in a meeting with the principal, myself, and the other teacher filing the complaint, I asked for the secretary to come in and validate she wrote the statement. She did, lying to me as well as the Principal. When I asked her any details about when I came by her desk she became flustered and could not even provide a time period of day this occurred. She was obviously lying and was acting like she really didn't want to be. She wrote and spoke false statements of fact about me that stated a false quote which has and will harm me. She also stated and spoke false statements of fact placing me in the office which I never even entered that day and again falsely quoting me as I was never there to even speak to her. Again, this has and will cause me harm. In addition, I have a very sick wife at home and this situation is causing her additional distress.
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