I have a friend that handles estate sales. Unfortunately my ex neighbor passed and this friend handled the estate. Without knowing that this person knew me, my ex husband went over and was telling a lot of bad false things to my friend. Saying I had done things which were not true....to whom was a total stranger to him and someone he thought did not know me.
Can this be grounds for a defamation claim?
Perhaps. For it to be defamation the statement must be factually untrue, the person making the statement must know or reasonably should have know that it was not true, and you must have suffered damages. Stating opinion and facts are not defamation.
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