My question involves defamation in the state of: California
Hi, I decided to start a blog about a man who has used Christian counseling as a means of hurting people. He has broken hippa (I have written statements to this fact). He has intimidated and bullied people. There have been many people who have corroborated this fact, and I have court documents proving that he engaged in inappropriate behavior. His license was revoked in California to teach and you can get that information without visiting my site as it is public record. He lost various religious licenses because of his behavior. He has lied to employers and he has been removed from all areas of "ministry" that I am aware of.
Because of this blog he is claiming that he cannot find gainful employment, but everything I have written is provable. I posted information on the blog about past court cases (also public record) as well to further illustrate my reasons for starting the blog. After people read it, they are welcome to make comments of their own.
I did put up a disclaimer...it reads as follows.
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Any expression of anger, hurt, pain, negligence or any other accusation or suggestion made on this site are written by people who are often anonymous and claim to be victims of various crimes or inappropriate, damaging behaviors by Fred. Each person is responsible for his or her own comments.
This man is now claiming that he got the FBI involved to "get me" because he can't get a job in the teaching/counseling industry and because I "ruined his career".....He told this to his daughter who was removed from his home and given a restraining order. He believed she left some of the messages on the blog and is now harassing her.
Does the FBI even get involved in such things, or would this be a state matter. I want to know if I need to "lawyer up". He is saying that I will get two years in prison for it, etc. I think he wants money...he is always scamming people.
If I can prove everything I write can he do anything? I am not opposed to him working and supporting his family. I just don't think he should be in the position to teach or counsel as he has proven time and time again that he is unfit.