My question involves defamation in the state of: Georgia
Ok so my friend was rather stupid and sent a nasty text message to his ex girlfriend and her mother from a phone at a Verizon store. Nothing more happened after that.
Skip to yesterday when he came across someones phone and decided to send a text message along the lines of "I'm coming to you anonymously to tell you there are some pictures circulating facebook of your daughter after a night of drinking. You should confront her" anyway time went by and her mother responded with the name of the phone owner ( how did she get that?) and threw in my friends name accusing him of being involved. She accused him of slander, and defamation of character and stated she would be giving the number to a detective... and that she "filed charges" against the text messages from before.
So basically, He's calling her bluff on the grounds that if nasty text messages were significant enough of a offense then the jails would be a lot more populated. Needless to say he destroyed the phone.
He knows it was stupid and immature but wants to know if her threats have any legal backing at all.