Introduction to LIBEL, What is Libel?


Libel is a published false statement that damages to a person’s reputation/ written statement. Three elements that must be present for it to be considered Libel are Identification, Publication, and Defamation. Identification; a detailed description, a persons name Publication; If something gets published, newspaper, book(s) and sharing it with a third party Defamation; something negative damaging a reputation, ridicule, making others believe they are a bad person.

There are also three defenses to Libel they are Truth, Privilege, and Fair Comment.