Randolph, NJ asked in Libel & Slander for New Jersey

Q: An ex fiance is threatening to sue me with an extortion letter for monies that were given to me while we were together

He threatened me to take action if not responded in 3 days it has now been three days

An ex fiance is threatening to sue me with an extortion letter for monies that were given to me while we were together many years ago. He said I do not have to pay the monies back and now years later he sent me an extortion letter stating that he will take legal action. Even though I know he has no legal standing I am a little worried because he also threaten to notify my current employers about a past legal indiscretion.

Good news is this was more than 6 years ago and passed the statute of limitations even though there is no case at all. I'm more concerned about him contacting my employer and threatening me to that he will do so.

Looking for assistance Thank you Stephanie

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1 Lawyer Answer
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: It is not the crime of extortion if a person thinks a debt is valid asks for repayment and states if the money is not paid back by a certain period that they will take you to court. However it does seem like you may have a defense if he does sue you, but I would suggest that you get a lawyer to make sure you win.

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