Mr. Pullman is correct, of course, but notice that he said you cannot be liable if you are telling the truth. He did not say you cannot be sued. In fact, with this kind of content, it is very likely that the publication, the writer and the source (that would be you) will be sued. Absolutely you should insist on an indemnification agreement in your favor with the publisher. Winning a defamation case is great, of course, but it can take several years -- the worst years of your life for sure -- and cost many thousands of dollars. Essentially, you have to prove the truth of your allegations in the course of the lawsuit and every speck of your life that might reflect on your credibility will be brought under the microscope. If the person this proposed article is about has the resources, or interests an experienced defamation attorney in pursuing the claim, you are in for an unforgettable experience. You might want to wait until after the subject person has been convicted in criminal court. It gets way easier, faster, less expensive and less risky from that moment on.
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I agree with bot of prior counsel's good answers. Make sure you are working with the victim advocate at the prosecutors office. They have excellent victim advocate programs in California.
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