What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NY however does not pertain
I contacted a poster on CL a while ago, who had posted as a woman looking for a guy to hang out with, play pool and have a good time. She had pics and a cell so I txted "her" saying I liked the pics and would be interested in meeting. Recently a friend txted me asking if I knew I was listed on a site called exposingjohns.com - she said she had searched my cell because she forgot my address and was going to send me a book. Turns out my cell and pic and the txt were listed on the site as a "solicitation for prostitution" - now the ad mentioned nothing about money or anything like that. It was my belief and understanding this was just about two adults going out for the evening.
Well I consulted a lawyer friend who said it wasn't worth it just pay their silly fee and get rid of it... much against my will I did, I filled out the info and they "rejected my card" and now the listing shows my full name because they took it from the card. THis site is a total sham!
I am not a solicitor, in fact unlike most guys i'd rather cuddle up with a girl than screw around... I run a family business and serve my community in a number of ways voluntarily. I am a man of my word, I stand by what I say and I was brought up to take a loss rather than to hurt someone else... so to have this slander against my name is driving me crazy!
I actually found a girl on CL (believe it or not) that I am dating and we are faithful to each other... if she sees that she will not believe me, who would? I don't doubt that a great percentage of those reading this will probably just think I am a sorry pervert who got caught. I swear that is not the case!
So what are my options? The site is hosted in india, the site owners ignore emails and the CC payment thing is a scam to get your full name to post it.
Even though the company is in India, if i were to have a lawyer send a letter, maybe a India lawyer??? Do you think they might do something?
My reputation is very important to me, it is spotless. Ive been in a few relationships and I am always faithful, I never look for other partners while in a relationship... I can't tell you how angering this is to me that not only am I being portrayed as someone searching but someone searching for a prostitute.
Any advice would be appreciated.