Jackson, OH asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Litigation for Ohio

Q: If I send a letter to my mom and her husbands church with information on them, can they sue me? The church should know.

The letter would involve information on their lives, marriages, infidelities, and they are in leadership roles in their church. They have a right to know what is going on in their church, and I would like to send it to the pastor, as well as the leader of the ladies group. But, I am afraid they could sue me for defamation of character?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Anyone can sue anybody for anything. So yes, they can sue you, and a court could order you to pay them significant monetary damages.

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