St Louis, MO asked in Civil Litigation, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Missouri

Q: Would there be legal recourse to someone posting dating related history on social media under the name of the accused?

Missouri- A friend was posted in the group Are we dating the same guy which is a newer Facebook group where women can post about men to warn other women. There were many comments about how he has cheated, lied, insists on not wearing condoms while telling girls he is exclusive and other not great things. Well one of the exes (not sure which) took the posts and made an IG account with his name saying XxxCheats and a FB page using his photo and name saying this guy is a cheater and liar and that he even stealth raped one of his exes by removing the condom mid sex without permission. Basically all the pages say the same thing like these are dating testimonials compiled about him and you should avoid and steer clear. They also posted his domestic violence charge (a screen shot) from another state that was taken off casenet and said beware he’s not safe. The pages have been removed and he’s not sure who had posted them (could be 1 of 3 exes). They were up 2 months and friends/family saw.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: If the history posted is substantially true, then the person likely has no legal recourse.

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