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Q: Can my ex bf sue me for harassment and get an order of protection?

Last night I found out that my boyfriend had been two-timing me with another girl. I contacted her to let her know. She was very thankful but when he found out he got very spiteful and nasty.

Since then, I sent him several txts expressing my anger. The worst things I said were that he is a despicable human being and a lying cheating bast*rd. There were no threats.

He told me to f*ck off and threatened to get an order of protection against me and sue me for harassment. Can he do that if all that was exchanged was a couple of txts?

P.S. We both live in the USA but in different states.

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in New York

A: I hear no basis for such legal actions in your question. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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