I've had long chats via text messages with a friend, where I accused other people of sexually assaulting me (which was true, but I have no way of proving it really...), and mocking other people with insults (opinionated remarks only). My friendship with this person has recently gone sour, and I'm worried that she is going to use these text messages to hurt me in some way. I read here that defamation can be a criminal offense:
It mentions "published", but I don't know if private text messages are considered something that is "published"?
Can I go to jail for any of this? Or be sued if she passes it to them?