Exposing an Abuser

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So, you are fed up being abused and you want to take action.
Don’t do anything hasty! But do start a free blog!

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Choose A Blogging Platform

At the bottom of this page, you’ll find a comparison of the top free blogging platforms with details of their pros and cons: WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace. If, after reviewing the comparison chart, you decide that WordPress is the best platform for your needs, check out this tutorial to start your own free blog.

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If you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please call:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The call is free and available 24-hours.
Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

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Legal and Moral Considerations

Can I be sued if I publish the name of an abuser? No, as long as you stick to the truth. The media does it all the time, and they certainly have the money to make them worth suing. To keep on the safe side, publish only what you can back up with evidence.

Isn’t it wrong to expose someone by name even if they did cause harm? If you are asking this question, you should also ask yourself if it is ‘right’ for an abuser to get away with hurting you and then continuing on to the next unsuspecting victim. Is it ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ to protect an abuser from consequences for their actions by concealing their identity?

courageYou are not at fault if the truth about an abuser’s behavior damages their reputation. From a bully’s remorseless egocentric point of view and sense of entitlement; everything is your fault. Victim blaming is a given in any bullying scenario so you can count on being put on the defensive and accused of slander and libel if you expose your abuser. They may be scary in their denial; they play the victim role and act out self righteous indignation, hurl accusations and vilify you, their target, while manipulating other people to turn against you and support their vengeful schemes. It’s all a game to them; one they enjoy and excel at. But they just don’t have a legal case if their reputation suffers because their malicious activities become known.

No one has the right to abuse you, and you always have the right to defend yourself and to speak about what was done to you, but it is up to you to decide what actions to take. You’ll need to examine all aspects of your situation. It helps to educate yourself about psychopathy and libel laws. Reading about cases similar to your own may give you useful ideas—or crucial warnings. You may find that you must weigh your moral position against the cost of asserting it, and also, consider the possibility of your abuser thriving on the attention while making your position worse. Sociopaths are highly skilled at achieving that! It is vital to consider all possible consequences of ‘going public,’ especially potential dangers to your life and well being.

Defamation, Libel, Slander

Defamation is an area of law that provides a civil remedy when someone’s words end up causing harm to your reputation or your livelihood. Libel is a written or published defamatory statement, while slander is defamation that is spoken by the defendant. Learn what you need to prove if you’re bringing a defamation lawsuit, and what to expect at each step of your case, including common defenses to a defamation claim. 

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