Former Spring Hill College student accuses rape accuser of slander in counterclaim

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'A former Spring Hill College student acquitted of raping a fellow student has accused her of slandering him.

Vassil Kokali’s lawyers made the allegation in a response to a lawsuit that accuser Audrey Cox filed in federal court earlier this year against him and the college.

Cox went public with her allegations last year, accusing Kokali of raping her in her dorm room while she was passed out. A Mobile County jury found Kokali not guilty of rape, sodomy and burglary charges in June.

The federal civil suit is separate. Cox seeks to hold Kokali responsible for rape and accused the school of depriving her of her rights under the federal law known as Title IX.

Kokali’s lawyers fired back this week, denying those allegations and making a counterclaim against Cox, alleging that the Tennessee resident made “false and defamatory” statements about the Italian native. The lawyers are seeking damages for libel, slander and malicious prosecution, among other claims.'

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