This as been written to the 6 Trustees (individually) of the charity.
I cannot prove it has been spoken to anyone else, however the character of the person I know, they would not stop short of telling others in the small town we live.
Thank you for your answer, I had read up most of what you have told me.
I know it is a costly thing.
However my question was really, are there grounds based on the extract you read to say this person cannot say such without proof.
If that is definite - as you read it - then all I seek from the person is for them to either prove it or withdraw with an apology.
I am quite prepared to pay for such a letter but that letter would have to have teeth and not be an idle threat. So as your answer says we could warn about slander and in this case libel, but does what you have read constitute that?