Are there any legal ramifications if the information is 100% true and you have proof of it if ever needed? I have an x-bf that has already spread it to 5 women (and he knows) and there's another woman he is about to hurt. He did in fact knowingly spread it to me and I have all proof through texts, test results of his, and emails. His ex-fiance tried to warn me and I did not listen, yet I was told that when she tried to warn many others through a Facebook message, that her rant was NOT slander because it was all true. Now here I am in her shoes trying to protect an innocent, divorced, mother in her 40's that has no clue what she is about to get into since he will not tell her as well.
"Truth" is and always remains an absolute defense to defamation.
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Well, are you telling her privately or via facebook or media--that's part of the issue--if you tell one person what you believe to be true, it isn't defamatory. But watch the adjectives--don't accuse him of wilfully doing this etc. Just you believe he has it, happened to you, you were warned, you don't believe he got treatment etc. No editorial allowed.
The law in Georgia, and most other states, is that "the truth is a complete defense against charges of lible (verbal statements about someone else which may be harmful and not based in truth), and slander" (the same, but in the form of some sort of media, i.e., newspaper, TV, radio, magazine, etc.)
Unless this "STD Carrier" is prepared to take you to court, you have no worries, as it isn't a crime to talk about other people. If he does, look at your homeowner's or renter's insurance policy and call the insurer to advise that you have been, or are going to be, sued for liable or slander.
There is a famous case entitled "New York Times v. Sullivan", which is the bedrock test and litmus test as to whether any such statements are slanderous or libelous. While a statement might be true, it might also harm the reputation of the other person, or it might impair their ability to earn a living, or otherwise harm them. In that case, even if the statement is true, you could be subject to a suit for libel or slander. Get an attorney familiar with such laws to advise you, or go on-line and research the issue yourself.
My conscience would not permit me to hold back in warning person whom you know that they could be exposed to a possible STD. But there is a thin line based on your facts. Taking a non-lawyer's opinion on such a serious legal matter could be disasterous for you.
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