My question involves defamation in the state of: WA
-Was terminated from job (on Pig Farm) on July 21st 2011 for answering questions asked by county officials (Snohomish County Helth District).
-About a month later, my employer still had not paid me (despite me contacting him with my hours worked) At this point i filed with L & I
-Within a week of me filing. My former employer showed up at my house (with clearly marked 'No terspassing signs') and requested i give him back a weed burner and fencer he had given to me. I told him, "This is private property with clearly marked 'No trespassing signs'. If you do not leave i will call the police" and i shut the door.
--He then began walking around my property and started pulling at the fencer. My brother and mom went outside and confronted him and repeated to him that he needed to leave. He refused for about 5 - 10 minutes and did not leave until I had come outside and he noticed I was on the phone with the 911 operator. (a statement has been made with at the police station)
-About a month later I put some pictures i had taken of the farm on a third party photo storing website to make availible to the Snohomish County Health District. The photo's are graphic in nature and show a rotting cow in a stream along with the unsanitary conditions on the farm.
-not soon after that my mom and I both recieved text messages from my former employer stating he had "wrote about us on his blogspot"
--http://ebeyfarm.blogspot.com/ (november 12th 2011 is the date of his posting about me)
--i also recieved these messages on my facebook account:
Maybe you should post the links to the blog entries that contain those pictures. Give the full story.
I don't know what you're up to, but when you don't show up to work you get fired. Yea, helicopter rides are fun, but so is a paycheck.
Road trips are always fun. Enjoy it. When you get back, let me know. I'll always need someone to change my oil.
Odd that you're in a relationship with her, and she's not with you.
Isaac, I'm going to be writing an entry about you on my blog in the next week or so. I'd like people to hear your side of it. Since you're trying to attack my farm or myself, you must have some issue with me. So take a few minutes and write it up, and I promise to post the entire thing, with no editing or censorship.
Here's your chance to say whatever you want on my blog.
Isaac, heres a link to the blog entry about you
And I do want that charger and weed burner back.
I'm not a legal expert and the research i have done about defamination still confuses me a little bit. Do i have a case?