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Can a person in Canada sue a person in U.S for harrassing? mom2princesses 3 kids; NY, NY, United States 1935 posts
Sep 14th

Ok. Long story short, about 1.5yrs ago my bestfriend went crazy with jealousy about her boyfriend talking to a woman in Canada for a few months after starting to date her. My friend found out the girls # and started texting her telling her off, telling her to back off, and other stuff. From time to time every time she got mad she would look her up in fb and do the same. One time a yr ago the woman from Canada told her she had enough messages to sue her. My friend is now scared that her anxiety, depression and jealousy will cause her to go to jail. She fears she will leave her kids alone. She knows she did wrong but can't erase what she has done anymore. 

Britny Due February 18 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 20628 posts
Sep 14th

Well suing isn't jail time so I don't know why she is equating that to an arrest 

mom2princesses 3 kids; NY, NY, United States 1935 posts
Sep 14th

She googled it and it said if charges are pressed she get max 10 yrs of jail time.

marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8238 posts
Sep 14th

Quoting mom2princesses:
She googled it and it said if charges are pressed she get max 10 yrs of jail time.


Maybe if she's telling the girl that she's going to kill her. Shy    she should really be talking to her boyfriend about it when shes angry and not a woman in another country.  

mom2princesses 3 kids; NY, NY, United States 1935 posts
Sep 14th

Quoting marmarissa:

Maybe if she's telling the girl that she's going to kill her. Shy    she should really be talking to her boyfriend about it when shes angry and not a woman in another country.  


Not that she is gonna kill her or any threats. She says just stuff like old ugly $%$*", back off, stop trying to destroy peoples families. And stuff like that. Needless to say its stuff she used to say not anymore. 

Britny Due February 18 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 20628 posts
Sep 14th

None of that is jail time stuff. And court for suing are civil court not criminal so there's no way to get arrested unless she is fined and doesn't pay. I can guarantee she will be fined if she really takes it to court for harassment.  But it's just a fine it's not jail until she doesn't pay. Google isn't always the best place to figure out this. There are usually areas within the local court house where she can go ask these questions 

mom2princesses 3 kids; NY, NY, United States 1935 posts
Sep 14th

Quoting Britny :
None of that is jail time stuff. And court for suing are civil court not criminal so there's no way to get arrested unless she is fined and doesn't pay. I can guarantee she will be fined if she really takes it to court for harassment.  But it's just a fine it's not jail until she doesn't pay. Google isn't always the best place to figure out this. There are usually areas within the local court house where she can go ask these questions 


Oh yes she has a tendency of worrying and googling. She has been my friend for yrs and has a history of anxiety. The woman from canada threatened to press charges over a yr ago and she is now super scared.

Britny Due February 18 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 20628 posts
Sep 14th

OK well wait because now I'm confused. All you said was sue but now you're saying pressing charges... pressing charges is a whole other ball game.

not sure how they proceed if you're not even in the same area like that but I mean pressing charges isn't suing...

♥Jessie♥ 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 14660 posts
Sep 14th

If she was threatened this over a year ago and then stopped harassing the person I wouldn't even give it another thought at this point. The other girl has probably moved on now that your friend has stopped harassing her.

mom2princesses 3 kids; NY, NY, United States 1935 posts
Sep 14th

Quoting ♥Jessie♥:
If she was threatened this over a year ago and then stopped harassing the person I wouldn't even give it another thought at this point. The other girl has probably moved on now that your friend has stopped harassing her.


She send a few here and there after especially during her pregnancy since her anxiety was the worst in a long time. 

mom2princesses 3 kids; NY, NY, United States 1935 posts
Sep 14th

Quoting Britny :
OK well wait because now I'm confused. All you said was sue but now you're saying pressing charges... pressing charges is a whole other ball game.

not sure how they proceed if you're not even in the same area like that but I mean pressing charges isn't suing...


She confused me too lol

Cat.Woman. 2 kids; Gotham City, PA, United States 9746 posts
Sep 14th

She needs to delete this girls number and stop. Seriously. 

mom2princesses 3 kids; NY, NY, United States 1935 posts
Sep 14th

She did already and blocked her on social media but is scared she did it long enough she now will go to jail for yrs and not see her baby grow up.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Virgin Islands 9638 posts
Sep 15th

Idk, some things don’t make sense. Why is she just scared NOW, when the girl threatened to press charges a year ago? I’m guessing your friend can’t control herself and is still messaging or has messaged her recently. Maybe I’m wrong and it’s just guilt and her anxiety causing these fears. If she truly only told her off/to back off and called her a few names a year ago, I think she can safely assume the other girl has moved on and not going to do anything about it. However, if your friend continues to contact her, the other girl could absolutely have her charged with harassment. I hope she has learned something from this!

mom2princesses 3 kids; NY, NY, United States 1935 posts
Sep 15th

Quoting Live-Laugh-Love:
Idk, some things don’t make sense. Why is she just scared NOW, when the girl threatened to press charges a year ago? I’m guessing your friend can’t control herself and is still messaging or has messaged her recently. Maybe I’m wrong and it’s just guilt and her anxiety causing these fears. If she truly only told her off/to back off and called her a few names a year ago, I think she can safely assume the other girl has moved on and not going to do anything about it. However, if your friend continues to contact her, the other girl could absolutely have her charged with harassment. I hope she has learned something from this!


She told me she had done it a few times a little more than yr ago then again during her pregnancy about a yr ago. She then found her fb and msged her about 2 months ago. The girl never replied. She said stuff like old cow, slut, back off, hopefully now u can let us be a family. And she now just told me the fb msg included pics of her family saying her fsmily should be ashamed to know she is a homewrecker. She is terrefied. She is from Texas and the woman is from Manitoba Canada. She is scared to go to jail and leave her baby and other kids without their mom. She knows now to never contact her again but is scared of the consequences