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In scots law, if someone seeks to expose my adulterous behaviour

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In scots law, if someone seeks to expose my adulterous behaviour to eg family, friends and work colleagues, would I have recocourse to any defence or compensation to defend my reputation even if the claims made are true and supported with ample evidence. NB blackmail is not involved.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
No, I'm afraid not. You can't sue for damages for defamation where the statements made about you are true.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

What if they go a bit over the top and tell a lot of people?

Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
It doesn't matter how many people they tell.