Can I play a recorded phone conversation to anyone?

I recorded a phone conversation I had in Texas One party consent state. In the conversation the other party says things about someone’s actions that are not illegal but untrue. Can I play that conversation to the person who is talked about in the conversation?

Asked on October 17, 2017 under Personal Injury, Texas


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

So long as you were in a 1-party consent state and were a party to the conversation, then you could have legally recorded. At that point, you had and continue to have the right to play the convesation to whomever you want.

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