Dear Ms. Beswick
This law firm represents Maria De La Rosa. If you are represented by legal counsel, please direct this letter to your attorney immediately and have your attorney notify us of such representation.
You are hereby directed to
CEASE AND DESIST ALL DEFAMATION OF
MARIA DE LA ROSA’S CHARACTER AND REPUTATION.
Maria De La Rosa is an educated, respected professional in the community. She has spent years serving the community in her profession and building a positive reputation. Maria De La Rosa has learned that you have engaged in spreading false, destructive, and defamatory rumors about her.
Under Arizona law, it is unlawful to engage in defamation of another’s character and reputation. Defamation consists of
(1) a statement that tends to injure reputation;
(2) communicated to another; and
(3) that the speaker knew or should have known was false.
Your defamatory statements involved: You have published on several articles that Ms. De La Rosa has smuggled contraband from the jail. You have further published that Ms. De La Rosa is handling Ms. Arias’ financial affairs. You have further alleged that my client has committed criminal acts on behave of her client Ms. Arias. Finally, you have used her picture without her permission to obtain financial gain.
Accordingly, we demand that you (A) immediately cease and desist your unlawful defamation of Maria de La Rosa and (B) provide us with prompt written assurance within ten (10) days that you will cease and desist from further defamation of Maria De La Rosa’s character and reputation.
If you do not comply with this cease and desist demand within this time period, Maria De La Rosa is entitled to seek monetary damages and equitable relief for your defamation. In the event you fail to meet this demand, please be advised that Maria de La Rosa has asked us to communicate to you that she will pursue all available legal remedies, including seeking monetary damages, injunctive relief, and an order that you pay court costs and attorney’s fees. Your liability and exposure under such legal action could be considerable.
Before taking these steps, however, my client wished to give you one opportunity to discontinue your illegal conduct by complying with this demand within ten (10) days. Accordingly, please sign and return the attached Defamation Settlement Agreement within ten (10) days to
2601 N 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
I recommend that you consult with an attorney regarding this matter. If you or your attorney have any questions, please contact me directly.