A lawsuit for defamation of character involves a false statement made about a person that causes that person harm. It is called slander when the defamatory statement is oral or spoken and libel when it is written.
A plaintiff in a defamation of character case must prove that the defendant made a false and defamatory statement about the plaintiff, made the statement in way that others saw, heard or read it, and that the plaintiff suffered harm as a result of the statement.
Release Time: 2019-11-21 08:08:44
When a defamation of character lawsuit is brought by a public figure, the plaintiff must provide that the defendant acted with acted with actual malice or at least was negligent in making the statement.