I apparently made a statement to someone...

Asked by Anonymous on 28-03-2023 09:48:56
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Eastern Cape

I apparently made a statement to someone about my opinion of them, in front of her husband and a third party. She has threatened me with legal action for defaming her. She specifies A, while her husband specifies B, although the claims are related. 

I asked her for details and I do not recall making the statement she says I did. 

This was in a private family meeting, but with a third party.

I asked the third party if she noticed me making any negative comment to the person (this was before I asked for any details) and the third party said she hadn't picked up on anything.

Does she have a case for defamation?

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