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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What comments did you actually make?
well she wanted me to say that this man had slept with me, and i agreed. so she wanted me to make it believable if we were going to make it believable to others. So i started crying, crying genuinely cause i was hurt and disappointed at this man. So, i was crying and saying things that had really happened to me, but made it sound like he did them to me.But when i got home, i couldn't go through with it and i told this friend of mine that i couldn't. she was furious, but she said she would ruin me.
I didnt know she had recorded what i was saying when she said i should make it believable. so it's that recording she's playong for everyone. and this man is of high standing in the Christian circle..
oh sorry, i forgot my manners, thanks for responding ben.
so now i want to know if anything can be done, if she can be stopped from spreading the recording is it deformation of character
Hi, thanks for getting back to me. It is not actually illegal to make secret recordings of private conversations and to play them to others. However issues may arise if the recording is played without the consent of all parties involved in it and the party who was recorded but had not consented to the distribution of the recording could potentially consider making an application to the courts for an injunction preventing the future use of the recording. The problems with this are twofold:
Finally none of this is defamation of character. This would only happen if someone was spreading untrue rumours about you but if all they have is a recording of you making a statement then they are not defaming you – this is what you actually said and it is something that actually happened, rather than something they are simply making up.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
thank you very much, this helps.The reason i am upset is that although I said those things, they were,'t true. I was manipulated into saying them. I was really upset and angry and was prepared to say anything despite the fact that what i was prepared to say wasn't true.but you are saying inspite of that fact, I can't do anything about it?
what has been said has been said - this is a fact. You made the statements and as far as the law is concerned this is something that happened and it is a factual representation. If you disagreed with what you said you can then take separate steps to clarify the issues with those who have heard your statements, however it would not change the above position. You can still seek an injunction from the courts to prevent the future distribution of the recording but it would not change what has happened so far
True, thank you very much. I apprciate
you are most welcome