Suppose there are three people, A, B, and C.
A and B has a personal dispute, all parties know each other, and on one day, B's private chat group was attacked and destroyed by an unknown person, whose B believe is C. Then, B privately messaged C, asked him if it is his act, and stated "I am sure that it is the act of A, if you accuse it is the act of A, I will not disclose your identity. If we find out it's A's act, I will make it public!" C forwarded this message to A.
The question is, will B be liable to any tort offences? Is the sentence "if you accuse it is the act of A, I will not disclose your identity" a tort offence against A for it is implying A is destroying B's property? Also, is transmitting a defamatory statement through message libel? I have checked some cases but still no discovery.
The main question is whether the statement, with the punctuation, is defamatory or not. Could any defences arise by B in case a litiation started?
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