What to do if I’m being accused of intentionally making false statements via Facebook and verbally to a third party?

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What to do if I’m being accused of intentionally making false statements via Facebook and verbally to a third party?

This in regards to molestation accusations as to my niece and her mother’s boyfriend. The accusations have been documented in a child custody case. The lawyer stated he has evidence that I have done so and must retract my statement via Facebook within 10 days and that this doesn’t prevent his client from taking action for “inter alia libel, defamation and tortuous interference” against me. Can I request proof or a copy of said evidence?

Asked on November 14, 2013 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You should beware of making such statements in a public foru.  You can be sued for defamation even if there is a custody case where the allegations exist.  

You may certainly request proof of the evidence the lawyer states he may have.  However, he has no obligation to provide and is unlikely to do so unless or until an court action is filed. 


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