A defence against allegation of defamation of character. This is a defence in response to the first complaint letter.
The Defence asserts that:
1. Statement was a private and confidential conversation between themselves and a friend. They have not published, nor shared the content of the Statement.
2. Statement was justified as true or substantially true and it was a fair comment on a matter of public interest.
3. Defence has bona fide and substantial ground to believe that the document was forged and has reasonable grounds to suspect that the Plaintiff did not act in good faith.
4. The Defence has acted in a fair and equitable manner. The Plaintiff case has no merit.
justification, true, fair comment,
defamation of character,