Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
No I am not asking if you can write to her just if this is a possibility? Do you have any other idea what I can do to stop her doing this?
She is asking them questions about the relationship - hounding them for information. She has also started telling people that the relationship has been going on longer than it has - insinuating that it began whilst she was with him. This is not the case and she has no evidence that it is. It is embarrassing as people think that this is because I do not want to discuss my private life. I have no idea what to do.
The law of defamation recognises two types of meanings. The first type of meaning is the natural and ordinary meaning of the words. This is not limited to the obvious and literal meaning, but includes any inference which the ordinary, reasonable reader would draw from the words. The second type of meaning is the innuendo meaning:False Innuendo: An alternative meaning which the ordinary, reasonable person who can read between the lines would infer from the words is known as the ‘false innuendo’ meaning.True Innuendo: True innuendo arises when words that appear to be innocent to some people appear as defamatory to others because they possess special knowledge or extra information (for example, reading about someone getting married wouldn't seem damaging to their reputation - unless you knew that they were already married!).A claimant can ask that the court consider a statement’s false or true innuendo meaning.
Her saying that I was sleeping with her ex whilst she was still with him, telling my work colleagues this? Does that not count?
That's great - a letter just to let her know that her claims are unacceptable and damaging is all I am looking for.
I am based in Cardiff, can you recommend anyone?
Thanks very much