I live in a large condo building. The board is pretty bad. A few other owners and I got together and we had a friend of mine, who's a lawyer, send a menacing demand letter to the board (which worked!).
The board members are saying that the letter is my letter; they call it, for example, "Kurt's letter". Today one board member came up to me and said, "You wrote that letter", "You signed that letter" and "You sent that letter".
My lawyer friend wrote, signed and sent the letter, so I denied doing so.
However, am I being honest?
I worked with some others to get the letter sent. I saw the letter before it was sent. I approved it and did give some suggested language for it (which my lawyer friend changed). I also signed an engagement letter with my lawyer friend; he was my (and others') lawyer for purposes of sending the letter. Later, I hired my lawyer friend, for pay, to file a lawsuit against another board; that other lawsuit is ongoing.
Next time I'm confronted about it by the board, would be better to say the following?
"No, I didn't sign or send it. I know about the letter. I've seen the letter. And I liked what the lawyer who sent the letter did, so I have hired him and he is currently representing me in a lawsuit against another board. But it's false to say that I wrote, signed, and sent that letter."