My question involves defamation in the state of: New York. I am a board member of an association. A fellow board member has been spreading malicious gossip due to a failed relationship. These vicious/false rumors include but are not limited to: I have AIDS, I embezzled funds, I spent the embezzled funds on cocaine or plastic surgery, Iím an alcoholic, Iím a racist, that Iím sexually harassing a fellow board member etc etc. I would like her to stop. I understand she is an emotionally stunted adult but she is an adult. An almost 30 year old woman. I do not want money from her. She doesnít have any and relies on her father to pay her bills. I do want her to stop. My reputation is ruined. I am now a joke. I know I can take no criminal action but what recourse do I have?