It takes all kinds of people to make up this world, and some of them are not very nice people to associate with. Did you have a short relationship with someone who feels like you two should still be together? Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for jilted lovers to try and get their ex’s in trouble by crying rape or claiming to be pregnant. This sort of thing can get extremely complicated if the person being victimized has moved on to a new relationship with someone they care about.
The truth is that there are unscrupulous people out there who will do anything they can to make someone else’s life miserable. If you are being victimized through threats of harassment or extortion, you should never give in to those kinds of tactics. You should get a good lawyer and fight back.
Why You Should Not Give In
If the accusations against you are untrue, then you should not allow someone to extort or harass you based on that false information. A good lawyer can get to the truth in any situation and help you to clear your name while, at the same time, making sure the other party understands that they should never bother you again.
If you give in once to extortion, then your pursuer is going to assume that you will give in again. After paying your ex off because of a pregnancy that never existed, you might start getting threats of compromising photographs that could be released if you don’t pay up. Extortion is a crime, and you should never allow criminals to get away with their crimes.
What You Can Do
In most cases, extortion happens between ex-lovers because one lover cannot stand the fact that the other is happy with someone else. If this is your case, then do not allow your ex to harass or extort you. You should have an open discussion about the situation with your new partner and let them know that the accusations are absolutely false and that you are taking legal action.
Most jilted lovers assume that the new love in their ex’s life will get angry and leave at the possibility of a legal battle over fabricated information. But you need to explain to your new loved one that everything is false and the only way to stop the harassment is to take legal action.
Many extortion or harassment victims file counter-suits to recover pain and suffering money from the person trying to victimize them. Not only can a good attorney clear your name, but they can also make it clear to your jilted ex that they should move on with their lives because you will not tolerate being harassed.
Sometimes relationships end in an ugly fashion and threats start flying around. If all you want to do is get away from you ex but they keep harassing you or threatening you with extortion, then do not stand for it. Get a good and experienced Staten Island lawyer to help you stand up to your ex and make the harassment stop permanently.