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    Posted: 22/November/2011 at 19:50
I am a uni student, and in a group work subject involving 9 other students, one of the students has been extremely aggressive and confrontation to others and particularly myself. She has explicitly sent an email to the entire group accusing me of being racist to other group members, all of whom have explicitly told me that they do not have any issues with myself or my behaviour. This email was sent about one month ago.
Tonight I found out that she had cheated in the mark allocation for this subject, and this claim can be easily proven by the subject coordinator who is well aware of both sides of the situation. I stupidly opened my mouth tonight before a group meeting, and in front of about 7 people, said "how does it feel to be a cheat?". She started yelling and taking steps towards me saying "i heard that! You called me bitchy! I'm going to take this further, you wait!". I have witnesses who will confirm exactly what I said.
I denied saying that I had ever used the b-word towards her, and left.
The subject coordinator says not to worry, however I am worried that this student will create dramas. I have no intention of ever contacting her or defaming her, are there legal implications for my actions, based upon the above information?

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  Quote iconoclast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/November/2011 at 22:54
Nuh, storm in a tea-cup imo. You have bigger issues to deal with like getting good marks at uni or suffering the HECS consequences. There's always a drama queen in every group. Be bigger and better - your subject coordinator is right. Now prove it to him/her. Best of luck
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