There are many other facts that need to be discussed. Is there anything linking you to this website other than name? Your picture is not on website? Could be another woman with same name. Contact an attorney who deals in defamation law immediately to discuss the facts and your legal options.
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This presents many issues, but the first one will be how specific the site is to you. It does not seem from your description that your picture, likeness, street address or anything other than your name is used on the site. So is your name something common, like Jane Smith, or is it something unique, like Meredith Adwena Starbuckle? If you can show it is your name specifically that is being used inappropriately, then you may have remedies, but if you just happen to have a name like the one on the site, that will be more difficult.
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While I'm sure this is very upsetting, there is little to nothing you can do about this. There are likely many people in the country with your same name. The fact that they created a website before you does not give you any right of action if they use it for nefarious purposes. However, if this were a person that was using the site to attack you, that is another story altogether. It appears from your description though, that this is a situation of another person with your name doing bad things. There is a person is my city with my name who has gotten 4 DUI's. On the public records, if you searched it, you'd find my exact name with 4 DUI's. It's not me, though. There is nothing I can do about that. It is frustrating but a reality that we all have to deal with in the Information Generation.
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