How Do I Defend Myself If I Am Sued For Defamation?

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The first step in a defamation case should be to attempt to prove that the statement that was made is true, Truth is an absolute defense to defamation claims. Next, one should attempt to disprove that absolute malice was used if the statement involves a public figure or a public official. Finally, you would want to look into any possible privileges, whether it be qualified or absolute to justify the statement.

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