Hi there, I do acknowledge the fact that this forum is dedicated to the law in the United States. But the question that I have is more of something that would apply to more then just one certain country.
Statement was made in high school by a student in a full classroom claiming teacher's son is a drug dealer. I am the son. I have never dealt drugs before.
I do use marijuana though and there may be sms messages or phone calls that contain certain marijuana related keywords in them.
It is said that when a lawsuit is opened for defamation it is only defamation if the victim has been proven innocent of the statement made. Does anybody see some sort of conflict with the messages, phone calls (the content)? Could an investigation on proving the victim innocent backfire on the victim?
As I said, I read and understood that this is a United States forum. But knowing nothing about law and defamation I would just like a somewhat logical answer from the more experienced of people.