WA Paedophile Accusations - Grounds for Defamation?

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  1. Unknown entity

    Unknown entity Well-Known Member

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    I was accused by a neighbor of being a Paedophile on three occasions in front of my children. The calling of Paedophile occurred in a suburban street and was shouted at a volume to cause others inside homes to hear.

    Due to event we had to sell our home and move.

    Is this grounds to commence defamation? The calling of Paedophile was captured on voice recording.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    The details are sketchy, but at face value, yes. The accusation is a especially serious accusation and likely has consequences. Defamation is not DIY and you should see a lawyer to discuss the matter.

    Selling/purchase costs may be in play but this is something the lawyer can investigate.

    Record and diarise events now before some essentials are forgotten. Even record things like the weather at the time of day the event occured. The more detail the better. Let the lawyer sort through what may be relevant.
     
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    I have it captured on voice recording which includes the person encouraging our children to denigrate us and threats of violence.

    I may have got my self in trouble as the voice recording transcript was placed ont9 affidavit for consideration of court to accept as admirable evidence. I am now inf9rmed that in family court a magistrate will,take a ber6 grim view of recordings as it ads oil to fire. Oh dear in trouble yet again I guess.
     
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