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Jo C.
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If someone made a false allegation about me that can be proven

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If someone made a false allegation about me that can be proven they knew to be false,knowing that I was suffering depression, and that following the allegation I attempted suicide would I have grounds for a case of defamation, assault - the person had also been bullying me preceding this allegation and making comments that could clearly be interpreted as encouraging me to die. This was nearly two years ago, I've just been diagnosed as suffering Post-traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from this ordeal.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
What was the allegation?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Grooming - I was a teacher, she turned 18 during this period. Police dismissed it.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Do her parents have any money?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've developed phobias including phones so is it okay to carry online. I don't think her parents are loaded or anything? Out of interest - why?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Her parents had a messy divorce that I think contributed but I don't know if thats relevant
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Well, there is always some excuse. It is possible that she is just choosing to behave badly. Whatever her feeble excuse, false allegations need to be punished. But they are hard to punish which is why they do it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm slightly unclear - do you think there could be a case? If so, what kind? Apologies if I seem dense.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Do her parents have any money?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you suggesting that there could be a case that could encourage a settlement to avoid case whilst refraining from suggesting that I would win any such case.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Would it be possible to give me the information I asked for?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry,which information?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Do her parents have any money?