My question involves defamation in the state of Louisiana:
A brief background on what lead up to the events:
My moms siblings revoked her power of attorney over their mom, got their mom an attorney & convinced their mom that my mother stole from her, cleared out her bank accounts & the trust (my grandmother is the usufruct of the trust but the trust belongs to her kids). I dropped off her bank statement showing that there is still over $3 million in the trust as well as $60K in her accounts when they revoked my mother’s power of attorney. I called her several weeks later to set up a meeting so my mom could show back up that she did not steal. We talked for a while however she informed me that she wasn’t supposed to talk to me (she never said she didn’t want to talk to me). I called my aunt (one of the new power of attorneys) to talk to her about what was going on. My aunt just so happened to be at my grandmother’s attorney’s office….long phone conversation short, my aunt got aggravated when I mentioned I talked to my grandmother then asked the attorney if she sent the letter that I wasn’t supposed to call or see my grandmother (which she did not, she sent an e-mail to my mom that my mother was to not call or see her); I pointed out that I am not my mom and I just talked to my grandmother & she did not tell me that so she is not going to prevent me from calling her unless my grandmother tells me that or there is some court order.
After, the phone conversation I call my grandmother back about 20 minutes later because if she truly want’s that I will leave her alone. My aunt picks up the phone, will not put my grandmother on the phone, is yelling at me and saying that my grandmother does not want to talk to me. I tell her to put her on the phone, I want to hear it from her so my aunt tells her “tell her no mom, tell her no you don’t want to talk to her” then my grandmother says “no I’m not talking” then my aunt immediately gets on the phone. I told her I didn’t hear her because I heard what my aunt wanted her to say so she said “you want some legal documentation I am about to get it for you” then hangs up. I call back, my aunt and I exchange words then hung up so I call back again, no answer. They called the police and I was arrested the next day (less then 24 hours after the complaint) at my office by 3 police officers (very embarrassing) The charge telephone communication; improper language for the 2 calls that I made to my grandmother after she said she wasn't talking.
I do need to mention that the police officer left me a message to call him however I wanted to talk to an attorney first (isn’t that the # one rule…never talk with out an attorney) so I hadn’t called him back by the time of my arrest. I also need to point out that my aunt is an attorney in the small town that we live in and my grandmother’s attorney does consulting work for the DA so a part of me thought he was just doing them a favor since he said to call him on his cell not the precinct however that doesn't appear to be the case. Also, the arresting officer mentioned to me that my grandmother’s attorney gave the statement and signed her name because my grandmother has arthritis so I believe my grandmother didn’t even want to do this. Since it happened at work I had to go to HR and talk to them (they are not pleased) and I am worried that I will get fired or passed over for promotions because of this.
Do I have a case against my aunt since she threatened me? If my grandmother’s attorney did indeed give the statement and sign my grandmother's name for her, like the officer said, do I have a case against the attorney?
FYI, I know my family is not normal so I recorded all conversations to protect myself.