Legal and Moral Considerations
Isn’t it wrong to expose someone by name—even if they did cause harm? If you are asking this question, you should also ask yourself if it is right for an abuser to get away with hurting people. Concealing an abuser’s identity helps protect them from consequences for their actions and enables them to continue preying on unsuspecting victims.
Isn’t it against the law to publish the name of an abuser?No, it isn’t. The rule is simple: just stick to the truth. You may also publish their picture on the Internet as long as it’s in line with copyright laws. Still, caution is advisable. You should be able to verify all of your statements that even remotely could be construed as defamatory. Refrain completely from insulting name-calling.
Abusers may threaten to sue you for libel to intimidate you, but in reality, a defamation lawsuit would not be in their interests because their own actions would then be fully exposed and scrutinized in court. Also, the burden of proof is on…
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