since i moved here my downstairs neighbor has been the neighbor from hell. i noticed right away that she had a thing for my boyfriend and have reason to believe that they are sneaking around. when hes here shes constantly banging on my ceiling ringing my doorbell playing her tv at an extremely high volume i constantly questioned him about his involvement with her and he denies it but when i talk about her he defends her which ultimately broke us up. ive been with this man for four years and i know when hes lying. i now play along to get along waiting for more proof i dont drive so i cant actually catch them but when she bangs he goes in the bathroom and stays for a longtime and comes out looking so guilty. it has gotten so bad that my landlord is evicting me for their behavior what cani do
I have change the practice area on your question because defamation means ruining your good name and slander is the oral aspect of defamation. The facts you have given show no basis for a defamation of character or slander suit. You should go to a lawyer in your neighborhood and have the lawyer create a timeline for your case to determine whether you have a different cause of action. On its face, it appears that your landlord is wrongly evicting you if your downstairs neighbor is responsible for the noise and not you. See a lawyer with all the facts to get proper advice.
If what you state in your comment to the second answer is true then you may be able to file a criminal complaint against your neighbor, but as the other respondent stated, to hire an attorney and hope to find satisfaction with a civil claim against your neighbor or landlord will likely be costly and lead only to frustration.
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