Sexual orientation slander

Third party published false reference on my profile regarding my sexual
orientation. The website support team refuses to delete it. What can I do in this
situation?

Asked on April 7, 2017 under Personal Injury, Alaska

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the third party and the website for defamation.
Defamation is a false statement made with knowledge of its falsity communicated to another who recognizes the defamatory content and the statement is injurious to your reputation.
Libel is written defamation.
Slander is spoken defamation.
Each repetition of the defamatory statement is actionable in a lawsuit for defamation.
Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in a lawsuit for defamation) include emotional distress, loss of friends and associates, and if applicable, physical illness.


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