New York state, found not guilty of rape of my wife, but guilty of contempt so i still did time, during trial she admitted i never threatened harassed or abused her, she also admitted to lying in previous hearings
See a litigation attorney to explore the strength of your case. Being represented will also prevent you from contempt. You attorney can advise you concerning a lawsuit.
We do not have a client/attorney relationship until you make an appointment, we discuss your case face to face, I accept a retainer, and we explictly agree to enter into representation.
In New York there is an absolute immunity for statements made in a judicial proceeding.
If you were found not guilty of the criminal charges that were brought against you based on her allegations, you may very well have a cause of action against her. Review the facts with an attorney, though personally I believe you'd be better off with a divorce at this point.
Ask yourself one question before you do anything: can your wife (or ex) pay if you obtain a judgment against her? If she doesn't have substantial money, you'll be engaging in an exercise in futility. Just let it go.
If she has funds, consult a lawyer who does at least a fair amount of libel/defamation law. Statements made in open court are privileged, and cannot be the basis for a claim of libel. You need to speak to someone who can evaluate what statements you can sue on, and what you can't.
I am an attorney admitted solely in NY. None of the answers I submit on this forum constitutes legal advice, even to questioners in NY, and no attorney-client relationship is hereby created.
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