Honeoye Falls, NY asked in Libel & Slander for New York

Q: Is stealing my pics of me and posting them with defamating remarks on her personal Instagram a pursuable legal issue?

Local girl cyber attacking my 20 year old daughter and has now begun to include me by stealing my images taken of me and by me and posting them on her Instagram page with nasty remarks and possibly dangerous details such as my home address as well as my daughter's. I NEED this to stop. Daughter suffers anorexia, both of us have anxiety disorder, and I am "in the spectrum" and this is horrific.

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Answered
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in New York

A: You can contact instagram to ask them to take it down. You may be able to sue for defamation and privacy violations, depending on the facts. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. 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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