can u suit for defamation of character based on hear say?
- Brian GLv 69 years ago
Not based solely on hearsay.
Not even close to enough information here. And there are so many exceptions to the "hearsay" rule that identifying something as hearsay is a major project in itself.
If you were Rob Blegoyubich, the fact that he hears rumors to the effect that everyone thinks he is a lying corrupt slimeball would not be enough to prove that someone is defaming him.
- badd302Lv 59 years ago
First, and this is the one thing people forget HAS to be there to prevail in a defamation suit, is you have to have incurred damages. But you also have to have REAL proof, so I dont think heresay would work either. It would have to be really, REALLY strong heresay, but again, I doubt it.
- Anonymous9 years ago
You could sue, but you'd have to prove it, and you can't introduce hearsay into evidence. Without something to substantiate it, you'd lose and probably be open to a countersuit.
- 9 years ago