(solution) 17. Which of the following can be raised as a defense to

(solution) 17. Which of the following can be raised as a defense to

17.  Which of the following can be raised as a defense to defamation?

A.  the statement was true

B.  the statement was an inter-spousal communication
C.  there was a constitutional privilege to comment about the official duties of a public official and the statement was made with malice 

D.  all the above are potential valid defenses