What is the name of your state? North Carolina.
I moved in with a friend and his girlfriend on august 18th. I did not sign a lease, because it was only temporary until I found another place, or if she moved out (they broke up). But tensions got worse between us in november and december so I moved out december 16th. He is now sueing me on March 25th for over $2000 in compensation... Or back rent? He is claiming I agreed to an oral contract... And has a facebook message of me agreeing to pay rent. But he got into my facebook account, and copied messages between my sister and I, and could have easily wrote that message.
Can he legally sue me for back rent? If I am not on the lease (only he and his exgirlfriend were). And I never signed anything, and his landlord doesnt allow sub-leases. Are facebook messages admisable in court? How can I defend this? What are my options?
There are a lot more details to the back story between us, which would account for his anger, and need for retributions. But they are personal, and family aspects. Nothing I believe could count in a legal case... But he did abuse his ex-girlfriend on 4 occations. And the cops came to the house on November 10th when the neighbors called for his violence. He stole from a gas station... and slept with my married sister. So I left. I believe he is bitter because of all these actions. But the case is over money/retribution/rent. AGAIN::
I was not a legal tenant
I was not on a lease
I signed nothing
his evidence is a facebook message agreeing to rent, but he could have wrote, because he had access to my account.
Should I counter sue? for mental distress? loss of job? school?.... thank you.