Midlothian, VA asked in Libel & Slander for Virginia

Q: Can I sue a reporter or television station for slander?

I was a victim of slander on a national news television program by falsely being labeled as a member of a hate group. Due to this rhetoric, I’m fearful that my family and I may be targeted and im also concerned for the potential affects this may cause with my place of employment. *Possibly class action*

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1 Lawyer Answer
Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
  • Arlington, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Possibly. The media has more protection as it relates to defamation than a private individual, but if you could prove the statement was said with malice then you'd have a claim. This probably wouldn't be a class action type case, unfortunately. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help if you decide to hire a lawyer. Good luck.

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