My question involves defamation in the state of: IL
My ex-wife continually posts bulletins or status updates via MySpace and Facebook with derogatory comments about me. When posted as a bulletin, it is available to her 300+ friends and whoever they choose to show it to. When she posts these comments as her status, it is available for the entire internet to see. I will post examples below, but my question is do I have any course of legal action in this matter? If so, would it be criminal or civil? If it were civil, what would be the possible outcomes or penalties if found to be true? Examples:
"J**** says do I not have 2 of the most adorable little boys ever? Thank God they take after me and not their f*%#ing insane father."
" I wish....I didn't have a crazy ex husband and that we could just get along"
"Your ex? Bi Polar"