Question Details: My ex filed a false report with the county sheriff. He claimed that I stole a horse trailer that we agreed I would keep and be mine when I moved out of the residence that we shared 4 years ago. He strung me along and avoided providing me the title and eventually became hostile after I ceased all contact. He was not successful with the theft report after I contacted the sheriff and provided texts proving myself innocent. However, now I have been informed that he is reporting the trailer as stolen to the insurance company and they may come after me. What can I do?
You sue him for defamation, for monetary compensation and/or a court order that he cease doing this and retract the statements he has made. Defamation is the making of false factual statements about you to other persons (or businesses), which statement damage your repuation or cause you other harm. Claiming you stole something when you did not would be defamation.
To explore this option consult with a personal injury attorney: the same lawyers that do car accidents, slip-and-falls, etc. also do defamation cases.
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