First of all thanks for reading. I am trying to read as much as I can on this and will consult a lawyer. I know asking on a forum is not the best but I would like to kindly ask for your opinion as I am sure many of you warriors have gone through a case like this.
Someone on his website has written an article which is a personal attack to me. This person has written about an personal account he had with me (truth) but then has completely made up a story which carries very negative connotations towards me and my family. This is a person who I have done nothing to him but just happens to be a nosy person who likes to stir crap and make up stuff. The article is completely dedicated to trashing me (he is a very sad person).
I have a popular site (hence the hate from him and the written slander) and this person doesn't mention my name in the article. What he does, however, is mention my blog and me being the owner of the blog and how the "owner of this blog" did this and that. He also involves an apparent friend of his to support his version of the story he portrays in the article.
I have been reading on libel and from what I can gather, personal attacks in written form is what is known as "libel". I normally would not worry about such nonsense but the thing is his article appears in Page 5 SERP and I already have had comments about this. My site is relatively new so I don't have enough links to sink it in the SERP just yet.
My site is popular, I am an authority in my niche and I am very well aware of the importance of online image. This person is attacking me like this because he could not do otherwise.
I would appreciate any help.
Thank you oh so much.