Originally Posted by Flying Blue Eagle
You cannot go to jail for defamation of character - you are confusing civil and criminal matters.
And, yes, anyone can sue anyone for anything pretty much at any time - but slander and defamation suits are difficult because someone has to believe what has been said and it has to harm the person it is said about - and I don't see that here.
In many cases like this you are just feeding into the attention getting "perpetrator" when you go to Court (and if you lose, welcome to a real mess). Report the incidents to the Police - sure. If you have sufficient proof. Call them enough and they won't even show up any more.
This is a problem between the husband (who apparently has poor taste in girlfriends) and the "perpetrator" - if she thinks any of this is going to break up his marriage and he's going to reconcile with her (the girlfriend) the husband simply hasn't stated his feelings clearly enough. His children are being harassed by an ex-girlfriend and he can't figure out what to do?
The wife's problem is with the husband, not with the girlfriend.
(As a side note I never, ever understand this - man cheats, reconciles with wife, girlfriend and wife hate each other and make each other miserable. Man skates by. Nobody's angry with him.)