He stated in a post conference that he did not even know this woman. In so doing, he screwed himself. Slander is a tort, or civil law, meaning a civil lawsuit can be brought against someone who is accused of slander. In the United States certain facts must be established for someone to be found guilty of slander. Assuming there is proof that the defendant uttered the alleged statement, the statement must be overheard by someone other than the subject or other âprivilegedâ parties. Slander must also clearly identify the party or entity, and the intent must be malicious. If he does not do this, and soon, this will sink him. Further if ANY evidence comes out that he did know this woman, it's all over. Romney is the only viable GOP candidate, and the GOP base hates him.