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    Default False Allegation of Racism

    My question involves defamation in the state of:

    Can you get the court to issue an order to remove a posting in which the poster is making a false allegation of racism against you?

    http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=Romn...ck+it#/d5kbvwy

    The poster going by the handle "ProfessorMegaman" made the following comment

    "You're really making this personal. Do my words threaten you that much?
    We keep this going any longer, you'll be calling me a "Socialist" or dare I say, "Coon Lover"."

    And when I told him to prove that I was a racist, ProfessorMegaman said the burden of proof was on me. I went to deviantart to do something about this, and they banned me instead and then told me that I had to get a court order to get them to remove it. So, how can I go about doing that?

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    Default Re: False Allegation of Racism

    And when I told him to prove that I wasn't a racist,
    so, does that mean you do claim to be a racist?

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    so, does that mean you do claim to be a racist?
    That's a type-o. I meant to say:

    And when I told him to prove that I was a racist, ProfessorMegaman said the burden of proof was on me.

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    megaman is entitled to his opinion. If he believes you are a racist, then that is his opinion. If you can argue it is defamation, then, if you are willing to spend a lot of money, you might be able to get the statement removed. How much money are you willing to throw at this?


    I did a word search for "racist" in that entire thread and did not find the word used anywhere. Did I miss something?

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    You posted a silly comment online, the other person took it far more seriously than he should have, he didn't accuse you of racism, you pestered the site admins until they banned you, and now you wonder if you can sue?

    If you weren't publicizing the comment, and attempting to depict it as somebody calling you a racist, how many fingers would I need to count the number of people who would even have noticed that the comment was made?

    How many people see the name "CrossoverManiac" and know you you are in real life? How many care?
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    Scumbag gonna scum. Nothing really stopping that. The problem is, as some here has already mentioned, is the judges that permit these cases to be heard. It's time we end lifetime appointment to judges. We need it even more so than term limits for the legislative branch. At least we have the chance to vote out a congressman every two years and senator every six years. Lifetime appointments breeds a mentally insane judicial system.

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    Default Re: False Allegation of Racism

    "I did a word search for "racist" in that entire thread and did not find the word used anywhere."

    He claimed I was willing to use the racist term 'coon lover'. Anyone that isn't trying to defend this guy's actions would see that he was making the charge. And no, it isn't his opinion. He is knowingly and willingly making a false statement (lying). I said nothing around race. He is the one who brought it up.

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    Default Re: False Allegation of Racism

    You chose to hide most of what you said. But his actual response to one of your hidden comments was,
    Quote Quoting *ProfessorMegaman
    You're really making this personal. Do my words threaten you that much?
    We keep this going any longer, you'll be calling me a "Socialist" or dare I say, "Coon Lover".
    He didn't call you a racist. As you've chosen to hide how you provoked those comments, we can't really say much more than that.

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    You posted a silly comment online, the other person took it far more seriously than he should have, he didn't accuse you of racism, you pestered the site admins until they banned you, and now you wonder if you can sue?

    If you weren't publicizing the comment, and attempting to depict it as somebody calling you a racist
    Are you saying that 'coon lover' is not a racist term because he made the claim that I was willing to say such a thing?

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    You chose to hide most of what you said. But his actual response to one of your hidden comments was,

    He didn't call you a racist. As you've chosen to hide how you provoked those comments, we can't really say much more than that.
    I didn't choose to hide my own comments. He's the one who hid them.

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    You do not have a legal right to be free from rude or crude comments. When you post on a public forum, be prepared for people to take exception to your comments from time to time.
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    Okay, let's cut to the chase.

    Do you have $30K - $50K (if lucky) and five years (if quick) to throw at this issue?

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