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NSW Ex Mentions Inflicting Violence Against Me on Facebook - Any Recourse?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by MaxSupport, 20 October 2015.

  1. MaxSupport

    MaxSupport Active Member

    15 October 2015
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    Ex admitted on Facebook (and to police) to physically abusing me. Our children are her Facebook friends so can read the wide range of commentary. A friend commented on my ex page that I should be hit again.

    Any recourse?
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    Hi MaxSupport,

    The statements she is making about you online could potentially be defamatory. Check out this article on defamation and see whether you can make out all the requirements to establish a cause of action: Have You Been Defamed? What You Need to Know About Defamation Law in Australia - Legal Blog -

    She may also be in breach of Facebook terms and conditions of use.

    Finally, if you wished to press charges for the physical abuse, perhaps you should take a screen shot of the statements to use it as evidence. They could also be used as an indication of her character in any future family court proceedings or custody disputes.
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  3. MichaelMichael

    27 October 2015
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    At least you have evidence. sure to screen shot everything in case it gets deleted

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