Getting the restraining order was a good first step. Next step: consult with an attorney experienced in defamation actions and have a Cease and Desist letter sent. Then monitor the effect. If successful, great; if not, discuss the next option with the defamation attorney. Depending on the manner or way that she is bothering or harassing your children, and particularly if they are of tender ages, you might want to consult the police as to your further options to file complaint , especially if there is an issue as to their safety.
Have an attorney send a Cease and Desist letter to start with. If that doesn't work get a restraining order and call the police.
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You have a claim for what is called slander per se. Under Georgia law, slander (spoken word defamation), requires the proof of special damages (actual loss of money as a result of the defamatory statement) except in instances where "special damages can be presumed." Special damages are presumed in slander per se cases because of the nature of the statement. Any imputation of unchastity to a woman (calling you a prostitute), any wrongful imputation of the commission of a crime to a person (saying that you are a prostitute), and the interference with the business relationships of a person are all considered slander per se and do not require proof of loss to maintain an action.
I would hire a defamation lawyer in your area.
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