He alleges that his accuser committed libel and that a letter she wrote to his religious superiors contained "numerous false, malicious and unprivileged statements" about the priest. He is suing for punitive and unspecified compensatory damages.
In the lawsuit, Corapi said the success of his ministry depends on his reputation and his position of a priest in good standing.
Corapi was a well-liked priest who drew standing-room only crowds when he spoke.
All glory to God.
I am not making a judgment on the merits of the case, but I am presuming his innocence. It is, after all, what just and righteous people do.
When speaking to falsely accused priests, one of the stumbling blocks to putting the case before a judge is that judges are reluctant (this is an understatement) to interfere in internal Church business.
I do think I see where he's going. This removes the stumbling block and is a huge can of whopass to the system of taking our priests out of commission without meeting the threshold of 'credible', without due process and canonical, civil and constitutional rights for priests.