Defamation risk is real for those accusing Trump

Donald Trump’s so-called “locker room talk” and allegations of harassment against him have spurred women to share publicly allegations of sexual assault, and harassment and other forms of abuse on-line according to media reports.

Women coming forward in the wake of new harassment allegations against the U.S. presidential candidate should be aware of the risk of defamation, warns Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace.

“It is important to appreciate that it is not only the person who first made and circulated the defamatory statement that is at risk of being sued for defamation, but also others who repeat or republish the statement,” Grace says.

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