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Old 09-30-2017, 09:27 AM   #1
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Is it possible to sue a client for defamation ?
He is demanding a refund for loss of investment in forex trading even when he is aware of the risk involved in trading forex. I refused to refund and he is threatening to ruin me and my family for that reason, emphasizing on the fact that he will ruin me because I'm a woman.

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Old 09-30-2017, 12:43 PM   #2
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I've been following your story on another site.

http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/to...comment-610925

Threats don't butter any parsnips. So far he hasn't DONE anything actionable. When he does, truth is a valid defense against against allegations of defamation, so is opinion.

If he says you stole his money, that's defamation.

If he says you lost his money, that's fact, not defamation.

If he says you are incompetent, that's opinion, not defamation.

Frankly, I think you have more to worry about than he does since you have admitted on the other site that you are unlicensed and had only "informal" training as a money manager.
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:23 AM   #3
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I wish to inform you that to prove defamation, plaintiffs must prove the following four elements - Firstly, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant made a false and defamatory statement concerning the plaintiff; Secondly, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant made an unprivileged publication to a third party; Thirdly, the plaintiff must prove that the publisher acted at least negligently in publishing the communication; and Fourthly, in some cases, the plaintiff must prove special damages. You may contact an attorney and seek guidance.

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Old 10-05-2017, 10:15 AM   #4
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In this case you can file a complaint with law enforcement regarding the harassment.
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Well, what kind of words and statements is he using while threatening? Do you have any proofs of that?
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