A reader sent the following advice along. And while it gives a good primer on how to deal with sources – it also gives us a chilling view of how NXIVM leader Keith Raniere uses his “wealth” and (mis)uses the tools of the law to intimidate and attack his enemies….
Our reader advises:
Consult your lawyer about defamation law. The exact phrasing of statements can be important to your defense. Raising questions is likely safer than making assertions. You may have better protection if the statements or questions are made by a recognized press outlet than by a private blog. For you, that’s actually an option!