Harris County couple alleges 'malicious statements' were posted about them on Nextdoor

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 11, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County couple alleges that a resident of same neighborhood where they reside posted false statements about them on an application.

Jose Villegas and Sandra Villegas filed a complaint on Jan. 4 in the Harris County District Court against Rajan Gupta alleging statutory libel.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs and defendant reside in the same neighborhood in Harris County. The plaintiffs allege that the defendant posted "utterly false and extremely malicious statements" about them on the application Nextdoor. They allege their attorney sent the defendant a letter in November 2018 demanding an apology, but the defendant posted the letter on Nextdoor as well.

The plaintiffs allege they have been damaged in a sum of at least $100,000.

The plaintiffs seek actual and exemplary damages, with interest, costs and such other and further relief to which they may be justly entitled. They are represented by William H. Luck Jr. in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-00717

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