Defamation is defined as injury inflicted on a person’s reputation or standing in the local community as the result of another person’s harmful or untrue statements, which can be declared verbally or in writing in a newspaper, magazine or the political community. Some of the harm that can result from defamation includes being shamed, ridiculed, belittled, scorned, hated or targeted for contempt. A person who feels she or he has been defamed can sue for damages. Depending on the state, the individual bringing the suit to court might first have to demand a printed retraction of the alleged defamatory statement.
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