"Don't even try saying Slander either, because Defamation of character only applies if what you tell people is a lie. I'm telling the facts and all your promises!!"
That may be the case in your state; it just happens that Patry is a resident of Quebec and, this being a defamation matter, the tribunals of the province of Quebec would have jurisdiction and Quebec law would apply.
Now, Quebec is a province of Civil law, where strange things sometimes happen. Without going into detail, one of those strange things is that a truthful statement can be defamatory insofar as it is uttered with the willful intent, for instance, to subject a person to public ridicule and contempt.
I am not related in any manner to any of the parties and I will not tell you what to do. But please use your common sense.