Ohio recognizes that certain statements constitute defamation per se. These statements are so egregious that they will always be considered defamatory and are assumed to harm the plaintiff’s reputation, without further need to prove that harm. Ohio has a broad definition of defamation per se. In contrast to most states, which limit defamation per se to three or four specific categories of statements, Ohio defines the term as any statement that “reflects upon the character of [the plaintiff] by bringing him into ridicule, hatred, or contempt, or affects him injuriously in his trade or profession.” Becker v. Toulmin, 138 N.E.2d 391, 395 (Ohio 1956). A statement can constitute defamation per se only if it conveys its negative meaning directly, not by innuendo or implication.
Enough – is enough.
The next chat you have about me… will be with my attorney.
I am so well versed in employment law that it’s almost sickening. That used to be my full-time job. A job I quit because I couldn’t work with some of you vile humans any longer. Not even for a minute longer.
So please, text my boss lies about me again. I almost dare you.
Because I don’t run. I fight.
BRING. IT. ON.