You know you’ve been defamed when you hear something about yourself or read something about yourself and you feel sick to the pit of your stomach. You feel that special anger and hurt that comes from reading something about you that’s untrue. From the fear that someone else might believe it. You start to wonder – who else read this? Who else has heard this? What will this mean for me? How do I stop it?
Your reputation has been affected. Your image has been affected.
Defamation has a lot of names – slander, trolling, gossip, rumour, innuendo – whatever you call it, you have rights. The law of defamation tries to make good when something like this has happened.
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