My former stepdaughter, wrote to my son, earlier today: “You haven’t heard from me because of your mother. There’s not enough time or energy I have in my time as a person to express why I hate your mother. Your right there is always two sides and yet she keeps threatening my family still till this day. I’m sorry, I truly am ..but after this I will block you. It’s a sad deal and I’m sorry you are going through it all…but it is what it is. Your right I chose mot to because of her. You are her kid…I wonder why I wouldn’t reach out when she has threatened me and my family as much as she has. I will stay far away from her as I can. Which involves you!! You get no response from any siblings because of her and what she has caused to my family and all the others and their families. your right it isn’t your problem but you are her kid and thats all you and no offense but it is what it is…you are just like your mother and this is why I don’t talk to you. So yes, I will remember it…”
She was accusing me of threatening her and her family. I have done no such thing. Falsely accusing me of things I am not doing doesn’t sit well with me and to state such bullshit to my son, really pisses me off.
Where is your proof, Lisa? Where is your proof that I keep threatening your family “still till this day” Where is your proof that I have threatened and your family as much as you allege I have? Be careful with your words. Falsely accusing someone of threatening you is against the law. This isn’t a case where like your Mom threatened to be on my door step so I “better be afraid” and can be PROVEN she made that threat. YOU arbitrarily made this accusation/allegation to my son, with absolute NO PROOF.
False Accusations—Defamation of Character by Libel or Slander
When one person makes false accusations against or statements about another and “publishes” those statements (by transmitting them to a third party by written word or word of mouth), and those statements damage the reputation, character or integrity of that person, the target of the statements may recover damages from the person who uttered the false statements. Such statements are called defamation of character. There are two types of defamation
- Libel: Libel is a defamation that is written, such as in a newspaper, magazine or on the internet.
- Slander: Slander is a defamation that is orally published, such as in a speech, over the airwaves, or in casual conversation. https://www.nycbar.org/get-legal-help/article/personal-injury-and-accidents/false-accusations/