Q: Can I sue my ex-husband for the slandering allegations that he accuse me of commiting while we were married!
He totally lied on the paperwork and slandered my character to so many other people who knows me! He also slandered and lied about the character of two men!!! In Alabama!
A: In Alabama, if someone knowingly makes false statements about another person that injures their reputation, it might be grounds for a defamation lawsuit. Defamation can either be spoken (slander) or written (libel). If your ex-husband made false allegations against you to others or in paperwork, you might have a case for defamation. When pursuing a defamation claim, the person bringing the lawsuit typically needs to prove that the statement was false, it was made to another party, it harmed their reputation, and that the defendant was at least negligent when making the statement. If the allegations were false and resulted in damage to your reputation or caused emotional distress, you might seek damages. However, it's crucial to act within Alabama's statute of limitations for defamation suits.
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