Question about libel

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    Question about libel

    I recently wrote an ebook, using an alias that I always use, and based it on a quick summary of my life but never actually mentioned my own name or anything about my features to identify me, etc.,etc. In one passage, I mentioned a girl who had aborted a baby we created together, but did not mention the location where I met this person, nor her description, nor her name. The purpose of this statement was to explain the profound effects it had on me for losing a child without me even having a say in the matter.
    This evening, that ex called me, saying she was thinking of suing me for libel after she read that, because she was talked about. Since I did not mention her name, her features, or even which ex I was referring to, and I even use an alias for my author name, does she have any legal ground to stand on if she were to pursue this matter?

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    One of the defenses to libel is truthfulness. If what you said was true, which it seems it is because you said you wrote about your life, then she has no case.
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    This person has absolutely no legal ground to stand on as to libel. She must understand that libel is extremely difficult to prove. She must show actual damages. Since you did not mention her name or location or any other details other than an abortion, she cannot show damage. Sleep well tonight.


 

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