Q: Is it illegal to post an ad on a dating app of an ex saying this person uses drugs and lies to manipulate people.
The photo from that person’s dating profile would be used in this hypothetical. The statements are true.
A: Yes, it is illegal--at least in the sense of possibly being defamatory, which is actionable in most if not all states. However, truth is usually an absolute defense in most if not all states too. Practically speaking, no lawyer would ever advise any client to go online in a public forum to do what your are planning on doing. Why? Because too may people have been killed for doing stupid things like that.
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