Boyfriend went to exs house to help with car. She would not let him leave. Did not lay a hand on her. Only way he could get out was to take her phone and throw it in yard then run. Now being charged with felony assault and preventing her from calling 911. There is no evidence and he has a recording of him saying let me leave over and over again. He has tons of emails with her harassing and saying she is getting help counseling and meds. He has spent thousands of $$ on lawyer fees already. Can he counter sue for defamation of character? Is that civil? Does he have to wait until after his case is finished? Can he request her be charged with filing a false report or anything else when he is found not guilty?
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