I used to work for a small family owned company. They were shady and underpaid their workers. 3 of my coworkers sued. I wrote statements for 2. I wanted to help support their cases in court, that was the reason why I wrote them. One of them won and another lost the case. This was last year. Yesterday I rc'd a certified mailed letter from the company demanding a letter of apology by 6/15 from me or they will sue for defamation. I was not worried at first but after re-reading my statement, the opening line said something ilke this:
"A series of events have compelled me to write this statement to inform the public of the immoral, unprofessional, and unethical practices...."
I should not have wrote "public." It was not submitted to a 3rd party to be publicized. It was solely used for the in