(Closed) Question for legal bees – fiance falsely accused of rape!

posted 7 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

You could definitely have a lawyer draft a letter, basically saying that you do not take slander lightly and that if she continues to talk about this you will see her in court.

Sounds like she needs medical help asap.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not sure, but feel like there may be some sort of order where you can restrict her being able to talk to or about him.. I’m not sure, I could be wrong. But yes, what @KatyElle: said sounds like a good idea.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m no legal expert but I suggest that you find a lawyer ASAP…you never know when something might happen from one day to the next and it would be good to have someone just in case. Good luck and I’m so sorry that this is happening! 🙁

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I’m pretty sure you can sue for slander/defamation under tort law.  I’m certainly not a lawyer, but I got my minor in Criminal Justice so I slept through a couple law classes.  I’m not sure how to go about doing that, but you’ll have to prove that it’s definitely not true and that the girl is doing it out of malice.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You better nip that in the bud asap and go see a lawyer before it gets out of hand.  Yes you can file suit against them.  It will look bad if you wait until she really starts making serious accusations and it starts getting spread more than just on facebook.  Let the new rumor be that YOU are suing HER.

I personally could never see myself just standing by while someone attempted to ruin my life and make serious false accusations that could prevent future job opportunities, etc…  I would take action immediately.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Just be prepared. If you go the whole 9 yards and press charges, you don’t know if she’s going to persue this and stand by her story. In which case, you need to be prepared for a long and potentially ugly legal battle. Especially if she gets a shark of an attorney to dig stuff up about your fiance. Usually a cease and desist letter is enough to scare people into stopping what they are doing, you could even go after a gag order if you do decide to take her to court.

I’m a big fan of exploring all options and suing as a last resort.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Potatoes: I’m not saying he’s hiding anything, I’m saying an attorney can and will use any information about him to break his character down in front of a judge. It doesn’t really matter if he has a record or not.

But good luck anyway with whatever you decide, hope it gets resolved soon.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@KatyElle:

he was only 12 though lol what is there to dig up?  besides, there’s a statute of limitations on rape.  not sure if it’s the same for all states.  look into it potatoes.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

::Sigh:: an attorney can try to find out information to break down someone’s credibility. Everyone has done things wrong in their life, most of us will never have those things exposed in front of a judge.

AGAIN, I am not saying that he’s done anything wrong. I’m saying it’s important to be prepared for a character debate if you take someone to court. That is all.

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