(Closed) Threatening libel?

posted 4 years ago in Legal
Post # 2
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

anxiousdepressed:  Based on experience I won’t go into: I think the guy is bluffing, and trying to intimidate you. By your rights of free speech, you are allowed to tell the truth about him, and allowed to suggest people not vote for him or support his businesses.

By the way, save all his threatening texts and emails, because they can be used to make him look very bad. It’s very possible that one day it will come out that he has a habit of doing this.

(so the reason he went after you is that it’s just his modus operandi: he threatens anyone he thinks he can get away with threatening).

In the short term, ignore the threats (other than to save them). Also, don’t be afraid to tell the truth about him in future.

Post # 3
119 posts
Blushing bee

Going forward, get a contract for any work you do. Also save any of the emails you may have sending him the work or your agreement for payment to help prove you aren’t lying. 

Post # 4
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

It wouldn’t happen to be Rob Ford would it?

Post # 5
719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Save everything he sends you. Keep a copy of what you wrote and records of all the times you tried to contact him plus any details of what he promised to pay you. It’s not libel if it’s the truth. I doubt you’ll hear from his lawyer about a comment made online that you removed. If politicians could claim libel everytime someone wrote a negative comment about them online they would each need huge teams of lawyers. He is trying to bully and scare you. Don’t let him. 

Post # 6
444 posts
Helper bee

He’s completely intimidating and threatening you into keeping quiet. Libel requires your statements to be false. If you didn’t say anything false, he has no legal grounds to sue you. Sorry you’re experiencing this, people can be such jerks.

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