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Catch your thoughts....
April 19, 2014
My Reason for being...
May 1, 2013
'Guilty of Libel...?'
June 3, 2014
'Guilty of Libel...?'
June 3, 2014
The following was posted publicly, on my Google Plus account, displaying clearly for the public audience to see, the senders name in full, her relationship to me ,and mine to the others to whom she has referred to in the post. This is despite accusing me of libel for displaying the exact same details within my blog.
In keeping with the request of the sender, I have edited my blog. However, this does appear a rather laborious and somewhat 'fruitless' task as the 'sender' had actually revealed her identity and her relationship to me via the following public post.
I removed that post as soon as it was discovered and have blocked that 'user' to 1) protect me, from further harassment, and 2) protect the sender from revealing her full name and son (by proxy) to the public in support of her obvious wish to remain anonymous and not to contradict her request to attempt to close the matter without the costs, distress that a legal battle can lead to...
With regard the 'inconvenience regarding previous issues', which I see as a veiled threat, those 'previous issues' have been disclosed through my blog, which is a true and honest reflection on past life events and as such, cause no such 'inconvenience'.
As a direct result, I too have been pushed into seeking legal advice, and have been advised to edit the documents as requested and this has been done. I have also been advised that 'libel' here in Canada, where the 'crime' was allegedly 'committed', place considerable weight upon 'truth'. There is documented evidence available to prove that my blog is based upon 'truth'.
I have also consulted an attorney in the US who is experienced in dealing with cases of 'No Contact' due to circumstances such as my own, and alleged 'libel/slander' and I am content with the advice with which I have been provided. I have also been reliably informed that the laws surrounding 'libel' under British Law are under review, and will likely work to my advantage.
I am hoping that this matter will come to a close, and that I and my son will be permitted the life I have chosen for us, that is remaining 'No Contact' without having to place a restraining order. I should add that all documented evidence of 'harassment' and previous 'threatening behaviour' over the last 3 years have been filed with the public authorities as I have been advised.
My reason for posting the comment is to invite further comment and discussion from my blog followers who have used it's content as a valuable resource. I defend my right to share my story and shall continue to do so, although be it rather more diligently, when referring to other persons who may feel uncomfortable with the truth being shared. Ironically, this is a known 'trait' in such circumstances. However, this timely post came at a point where the blog, and I, had reached a point at which further reference to the past will likely not be made. My story has been told and so shall my road to recovery as it continues.
I conclude with my heartfelt thanks to those who have supported me, yet again, through this 'blip'! You, as well as I, have recognized the reduced impact these occurrences have had upon my life and emotion as I gain strength. Onwards and Upwards!
Samantha, having sought legal advice, you are guilty of libel. In case you were unaware, "slander" is a spoken lie or damaging comment, "libel" is the written version. The exact crime, under British law is "libel by proxy", as you have not mentioned particular names, but by publishing your own name, and referring to your "xxxxx" (relationship balnked out as requested by writer), your "xxxxx" (relationship blanked out as requested by writer) and your "xxxxx" (relationship blanked out as requested by writer) places you under the umbrella of the law. I have been advised by a lawyer as a first step, to ask you to remove all comments regarding the above mentioned people, before taking legal action. Therefore this matter may be closed without the costs and distress a legal battle can lead to. The next step, will be a legal request for your home address, in order to deliver a letter explaining in more detail the consequences of your actions. As your xxxxx (relationship removed to protect writer's identity) I find it upsetting and deeply heart wrenching that this situation has even occurred to this level. My opinion is that writing your own thoughts and feelings is a therapeutic and helpful way to express your feelings, your anger, your frustration, your hurt and misunderstandings. I myself have done similar things. However, publishing your view of your family and the way you feel you were treated is unacceptable, cruel and vicious. I hope that this information is taken seriously, and that you act upon it immediately. Should legal procedures begin, it may very well cause you very much inconvenience regarding previous issues. For myself, one of the most upsetting matters to have occurred in this situation, is that my 15 year old son discovered your blog, withheld the information for some time, for fear of upsetting his family. Your "xxxxx xxxxx" (relationship removed to protect identity of writer).