Important Survivor Court Question
- February 27, 2008
- 8 Comments
Below is a recent question/survivor case we received:
I am a victim of violence. My husband was arrested and now he is out on bail. The court date is a few days later. Many people know and he is now angry because I told on him. I am scared and I want to save my marriage. I need to know if he can file a defamation case against me for being honest. The hearing is in a family court and I will tell the judge that I don’t want to proceed with the case. I need to know whether he would be able to file a defamation case against me if I tell the judge that I don’t want to press charges. I have a baby. I can’t raise him on my own.
For those with experience in the domestic violence field, please provide all the advice you can. Your advice and responses are extremely valuable as they may help other survivors dealing with the same issues. Also, any survivors or any others who have been exposed to such issues or gender abuse, please provide your comments and advice as well.