A defamatory comment can destroy both a person’s character and professional reputation. But a ruined reputation can be salvaged with expert legal advice. Online defamation is a clearly damaging and untrue statement that is published online. The twenty first century internet has vastly multiplied the avenues through which comments are published and spread. This means a statement that is defamatory will undoubtedly spread on the internet like wildfire – and it is virtually impossible to stop its instant dissemination.