Whenever one individual makes false accusations against or statements about another and “publishes” those statements (by transmitting them up to a party that is third written term or person to person), and those statements harm the reputation, character or integrity of this individual, the prospective of this statements may recover damages through the individual who uttered the false statements. Such statements are known as defamation of character.
There are two main forms of defamation
- Libel: Libel is a defamation that is written, such as for instance in a magazine, mag or on the web.
- Slander: Slander is a defamation that is orally posted, such as for instance in a message, within the airwaves, or perhaps in casual discussion. Continue reading