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Exclamation HELP!! Someone think's I'm spreading a rumor and threatened to SUE ME!! What do I do??? - April 29th 2009, 11:07 PM

Okay, so I'm a senior in high school, and today I heard a rather nasty rumor about a guy who graduated last year. But, by the time I heard this rumor, a ton of people already knew and were talking about it. I did tell a few people about it, but not many. And like I said, a lot of people already knew.

But then, this afternoon, I got a very strongly worded text from a girl I used to be friends with (who also graduated last year) who is good friends with the guy the rumor was about, and who might have even been the one who started spreading the rumor (but I'm not completely sure about that). She told me to "stop spreading rumors that aren't even true just because I'm bored with my own life." (but it was a lot more vicious than that...). Now I was honestly bewildered when I got this text, since I only told a few people, and people were already talking about it before I even heard the rumor. But I decided to ignore it, since I really hate drama and didn't want to get involved.

But then a few hours later I got a call from the guy who this rumor was about. He left me a voice mail, and he told me to stop spreading the rumor (which I haven't been) and that he's been getting harassed by someone about it and he filed a complaint against them or something. He then threatened to SUE ME if I didn't stop "spreading the rumor"!!!!! And I still have no idea why he and his friend think I've been spreading it!!!

So I decided I could do one of two things. I thought about messaging him on facebook (since I deleted his number from my phone) and tell him that I haven't been spreading anything and clear my name, or I might just ignore the whole thing and wait for it to blow over. But what should I do???
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Re: HELP!! Someone think's I'm spreading a rumor and threatened to SUE ME!! What do I do??? - May 1st 2009, 01:05 AM

OK well....what could he sue you about? "He's TALKING ABOUT ME!! and it's hurting my feelings and reputation"?
If that's the case then celebrities could have tons and TONS of money from THAT. Just tell him straight up that it's not you. Hopefully he can forgive you. If not, just forget about it. You have more important things to worry about.

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Re: HELP!! Someone think's I'm spreading a rumor and threatened to SUE ME!! What do I do??? - May 1st 2009, 07:37 AM

Hey Corby, My name is Bella,its nice to meet you. I see a few flaws in his "I'm going to sue you plan.Now if he plans on making this a big thing this is what would have to happen . Firstly, He has to get a lawyer. From my own personal experience lawyers are not cheap. Unless he has a job that pays him a decent wage he wont be able to afford one. Secondly, if he some how gets a lawyer he will have to find a judge to accept his reasoning for wanting to sue you. I don't know a judge that listens to he /she/he said cases. Thirdly, the lawyer some how convinces the judge to listen there is still the jury that you started/spread that rumor. With no factual evedence he's doomed.

The sensible thing to do is try and talk to him about this calmly. Find out why he thinks you started this rumor. How you can help him feel better about himself even with this rumor going around.

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