Q: Can I do anything about my ex-fiancee spreading lies about me at my former workplace?
The two of us worked together in Georgia. I worked there for five years. She has been there three years now. In August 2017, I moved to Texas for a better job.
In November 2017, someone "allegedly" hacked a few of her accounts. Facebook, Twitter, her email and maybe some more. The "hacker" apparently started messaging and calling her phone, saying weird and vulgar things. She went to the police and the police told her to change her phone number and change her passwords. They also told her they believed it was me. The police then called me at my new work place, accused me of doing it and tried to get me to admit to it. I didn't, of course.
Well, the ex took that and ran with it, informing my former bosses, co-workers, roommates and friends that I hacked her accounts. Since November, I've had a lot of people delete me on Facebook and some friends (who still work with her) won't talk to me anymore. I've tried reaching out to many of them with no response.
A: You describe nothing criminal; your ex believes what she believes, and the police have bolstered her opinions and given her confirmation that you caused the problem. Your mutual friends and co-workers will decide who and what to believe, and if any of them do not want to hear your side of the story, they probably weren't your friend to begin with.
A: That sounds frustrating, but not like a crime. Be careful sending electronic messages in frustration, because in Texas, the crime of Harassment can be committed by sending electronic messages to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, or embarrass another person... and if it is done one multiple days, it can be the basis of a felony Stalking charge.
It is probably best to just let those people go and make new friends here.
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