LAWSUIT: “A federal judge in Manhattan has barred Donald Trump from countersuing rape accuser E. Jean Carroll — in a fiery new decision that accuses the former president of ‘dilatory’ and ‘frivolous’ delay tactics…

The ruling puts an end to Trump’s attempt to use New York’s anti-SLAPP law to countersue Carroll and seek attorney’s fees if successful.

Anti-SLAPP laws discourage people from using lawsuits to silence their free speech; Trump had argued that it had been his free speech right to call Carroll’s allegations false and scoff ‘she’s not my kind’ after she accused him of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.”

-Laura Italiano, “Donald Trump barred from countersuing E. Jean Carroll; judge slams his ‘frivolous’ delays,” businessinsider.com, March 11, 2022