This is a tough situation. I appreciate that you need to be general about what this "isolated incident" may have been. You need to be able to sit down with a slander/libel attorney and go through the gory details in confidence. Most will do a free or low-cost initial consultation and will provide their view of your options.
Not sure--need to consult with an attorney who handles this type of case--check avvo for a listing of attorneys. Good luck.
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So you know, the burden to prove the "accusations" are false is yours, it isn't his burden to prove they're true. If you wish to pursue this, you'll need to retain a local attorney. Many attorneys, including my firm, offer complimentary consultations and flexible fee arrangements. The ominous "retainer" is being replaced by fee structures personalized to your needs and your budget. Hope this helps.
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