can u suit for defamation of character based on hear say?

4 Answers

  • 9 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.

  • 9 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.

  • Anonymous
    9 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


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