Lexington, KY asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Kentucky

Q: Cease and desist legality?

I was recently threatened with a cease and desist from a very wealthy family of a previous friend. I am a college student and this friend hid her pregnancy from her family and has documented psychiatric issues. she was heavily drinking and i sent screenshots of texts between the two of us to her sister, and now am being threatened with legal action via her immediate family that i informed of the pregnancy. is this legal? are these baseless threats, or should i be concerned? my intentions were not malicious — i simply forwarded texts because i was concerned about the wellbeing of my friend and the fetus.

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Not unless it is issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.

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