Thank you for the question. I am sorry to hear about his matter. On the assumption you no longer have a copy of the messages, I will answer the question. If you still have them, you have your evidence that it was a two way reciprocated conversation. However, firstly, she cannot go to solicitor to take you to court for sexual harassment. If this is the case she would require to take the company to an employment tribunal and claim that she was discriminated against on the basis of her sex. She can name you in such an action, however under vicarious liability she would require to take the company to the tribunal. Secondly, this would not be a civil action but a criminal one, which means she cannot pursue you for a claim, she would require to go to the police they would look at all the evidence and see if they feel there is enough evidence to bring a charge. If either is the case, you can go to your mobile phone provider and obtain the original messages back, the police will also know this and would likely do it as part of their investigation. If she does go to the police burden of proof is very high, it is what we call "beyond reasonable doubt" therefore she would require to categorically prove this was the truth. If she takes your employer to tribunal, they will have to investigate the matter. If you were dismissed as a result of this, you could potentially have a claim for unfair dismissal. If for any reason the police do speak to you about this whether they arrest your or ask you to attend a voluntary interview, I would advise seeking legal representation.
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