Providence, RI asked in Libel & Slander, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Rhode Island

Q: Can a person say whatever they would like to someone? I had a situation today where I asked the parties to stop.

They did not as such I was scared and called the police. I wanted them to leave me alone and they refused then continued to verbally threaten me, harass and get in my face when I was near the female. To me this is 100% illegal. Situation was in Cranston, Rhode Island.

1 Lawyer Answer
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: "Near the female" situations can be challenging both for humans and their companions. If the situation stops when you are not near the female, avoid being near the female. Free speech does have some limits. Contact your attorney if you are interested in bringing a lawsuit for the "whatever they like" statements and be ready to discuss them in private with some more particularity. Don't say them here as they may recognize you. Be prepared also to discus the location more precisely than "Cranston" as it will matter on the property of whom you may have been(standing/sitting) whilst these "whatevers" were uttered.

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