Posted by panch from pool0591.cvx24-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 11:46PM :
WHAT IS "DEFAMATION"?
Defamation, sometimes called "defamation of character", is spoken or
written words that falsely and negatively reflect on a living person's
+++++For me to defame Jackie my comments would have to be "false". I maintain that what I said about her is all true. She is suing ME...she has to prove what I said about her is false.
++++Let's take my statement that she asked me to go...no, she told me, "I should take you to Detroit with me". I imagine she's going to deny saying it, or say, "I can't remember". So it's a classic "he said she said". I don't have to PROVE she said it because I am not suing HER. She says it isn't true and her saying it isn't, doesn't mean it isn't. Since there is no witness one way or the other the courts can't do much.
++++Now if I were to claim that her saying that to me caused me to lose sleep and that led to my losing customers and i wanted money from her for saying such an awful thing to me...than I WOULD have to prove she said it. But, I'm not the one suing her, and that's why she had to sue me!
....If a person or the news media says or writes something about you that is
understood to lower your reputation, or that keeps people from
associating with you, defamation has occurred. Slander and libel are two
forms of defamation.
+++This again assumes that the person defaming you is not telling the truth. If I say the president of GM is a crook...and I can prove he is...I didn't defame him.
++++One of the silliest things about the position Jackie has allowed herself to be placed in, by herself, is that none of the words i called her are actionable. Normal people know better than to take someone to court because he calls you a bitch. Do you really want to sit there in a courtroom in front of a judge and jury and spectators and have someone be forced to PROVE you are indeed a bitch? being a bitch means acting in certain ways we pretty much agree upon. So there she is, and there i am....proving she is a bitch, or was to me.
++++Of all the dumb things to have done, this shows the caliber of Leeder we have. Lincoln was right, without her money no one would have been impressed. To this day everything people say about her that is commendible in any way can be traced back to her willinhness and ability to buy people. She will have bought herself her own undoing...she's already made the deposit.
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