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I am being sued for slander on the internet

1 Answers. Asked on Jan 24th, 2013 on Discrimination - Virginia
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How can I get in trouble for reposting an escort ad on craigslist about someone else.
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Answered on Jan 28th, 2013 at 5:23 PM

If the escort ad contains false and defamatory statements, then anyone who republishes it can be sued for defamation.  However, the person who claims to have had her reputation harmed by the reposting must prove that the statements contained therein are false.  Also, generally, they must prove how they were damaged by the statement (although there are some exceptions to that general rule).  I would need to review the actual posting to determine whether it conveys any defamatory information.

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