Homewrecker!, ”Dirty cheater,” “Deadbeat!” Imagine being called any one of these terms to your face? It would, of course, sting and be unsettling. However, as your day, week, month, or year went on, you’d slowly forget about it, and go on with your normal life. After all, it isn’t preserved in stone for everyone to read.
But, what if you were labeled as a “dirty cheater” or “homewrecker” on the Internet for all the world to see? That’s exactly what popular user-generated content website ‘CheatReport.com is enabling – the preservation of libelous and fake cheating allegations on the Internet. False allegations of adultery and sexual promiscuity need to be confronted, and confronted quickly, before they become embedded in the inner fabric of the Internet.
Are you going to let malicious online trolls and posters decide what shows up when searching your name in Google’s search results?
In this blog post, we’re going to walk you through what CheatReport.com is, why it poses a serious threat to both your personal and professional reputation, and how to remove yourself from CheatReport.
There’s two primary ways to remove yourself and fake posts from CheatReport.com, simply:
- Reach out to an experienced defamation attorney
- Fill out CheatReport.com’s Contact Form if you’ve found nonconsensual photographs or pornography posted on their website.
Online Defamation Removal Tip: When bringing a defamation claim, it’s important to understand that different types of defamation claims may have different statutes of limitations (your time to initiate a defamation suit). Slander lawsuits (for spoken defamation) are typically required to be brought before libel lawsuits (written defamation) due to their fleeting evidence. Most defamation statutes of limitations in the United States range from 6 months to 3 years. It’s important to familiarize yourself with your state’s respective SOL, otherwise, you may risk being barred from bringing your claim altogether.
The Facts: What is CheatReport.com
CheatReport.com is a growing website and online bulletin board for users to report unfaithful spouses and partners. The stated purpose is to “prevent the people who cheated on you or tried to steal your husband and wife from doing it again.”
Upon landing on CheatReport.com’s homepage, users are presented with the option to ‘Report a Cheater’, where they can post a title of their report, write a detailed post, upload an image or file, and publish the post in any one of their vulgar categories (cheaters, deadbeats, escort abusers, STDs and infections, predators and perverts…). No proper registration is required. This website is an absolute hot-zone for online defamation and false attacks.
The thing about CheatReport.com is that it isn’t just a small-scale operation. It has over 3,000 likes on its Facebook page. Imagine a false accusation labeling you as an STD-spreading homewrecker appearing before 3,700 people’s eyes? CheatReport.com’s website also shows up as a top 3 Google search result for several individual’s names. Like a house of dominos, once that first accusation (domino) is set into motion, the domino house of defamation can be irreparable and unable to be constructed again.
Furthermore, CheatReport takes a hands-off approach towards monitoring and vetting cheater reports, as they are protected under a controversial piece of Internet legislation known as the Communications Decency Act. That’s right, users are free to post malicious and fake reports as they please, and the burden is set to fall on you to remove it.
U.S. Defamation Removal Tip: The United States is typically considered a pro-defendant defamation jurisdiction due to its long-standing enforcement of the First Amendment and U.S. Constitution. On the other hand, European countries and other Commonwealth jurisdictions (United Kingdom, Australia, Canada), are generally considered pro-plaintiff defamation jurisdictions.
How to Remove Yourself From CheatReport.com
When seeking to remove yourself, image, and a fake report from CheatReport.com, you have two options:
- Working with an experienced internet defamation attorney
- Filling out CheatReport.com’s ‘Contact form’ to report nude photographs
CheaterReport.com’s ‘Contact Us’ page states that users will need to provide a court order or binding arbitration decision for the removal of a cheater report or comment. As their website emphasizes, “…if you say that content is defamatory, it does not mean it is.” They do participate in the arbitration services of numerous companies and law firms, Minc Law included. That’s why we can guarantee your removal from CheatReport.com. Simply contact us today to discuss your guaranteed removal.
You should not go about securing a court-ordered defamation removal or engaging with a third-party arbitration service by yourself, as you could ultimately risk failing to paint a complete (legal) picture of why the report or comment in question should be removed.
At Minc Law, we conduct guaranteed defamation removals for a flat, reasonable fee, and have proven success doing so. We’ve secured the effective removal of over 25,000 websites and pieces of false content from the Internet, litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and boast a near-100% defamation takedown rate.
You can find the complete list of websites we provide guaranteed removals for over at our ‘Content Removal’ page.
Let’s get started now! Contact us today to schedule your free, initial no-obligation defamation consultation by calling us at (216) 373-7706, scheduling a meeting with us online, or contacting us via chat.
CheatReport.com Has Zero Tolerance for Non-Consensual Pornography (Revenge Porn)
If you’ve found an intimate photograph of you or a loved one or image of a minor, you may go about having the image taken down by yourself.
As CheatReport.com enables users to post images and other media of accused cheaters and homewreckers, this seriously opens up the doors for the posting of intimate photographs and revenge pornography. Do note that CheatReport.com explicitly states they have no tolerance for reports containing nude images posted without a person’s consent, along with all images of minors.
Simply use CheatReport.com’s ‘Contact form’ located here and make sure to identify the name posted when contacting them.
Proving Copyright Infringement is a Different Game
For photographs and media of adults or falling under “non-consensual pornography,” users claiming copyright infringement must provide proof of copyright registration of the photograph in question and prove the defense of fair use does not apply.
The average person likely hasn’t paid the requisite copyright registration fee as required by the U.S. Copyright Office, and is also unfamiliar with how to actually prove the violation of fair use. So it’s imperative to reach out to an experienced internet attorney to better understand the removal options.
Do you really want an unflattering or intimate photograph of you remaining online forever for your kids, co-workers, and family to see? Let’s put an end to this online abuse NOW!
Libel Removal Tip: When confronting online defamation, it’s important to understand the difference between the two fundamental types of defamation and their proper classifications. Libel refers to a false written assertion of fact which is communicated to a third-party, while slander refers to a false spoken assertion of fact. If it appears on the Internet, it will almost always be classified as libel (including YouTube videos and other media).