An attorney says a California judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by McDonald against a woman who accused him of rape. Gloria Allred, who is representing the woman, said Monday that Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge William Elfving had tossed all five causes of action in the lawsuit by McDonald.
The woman says McDonald carried her upstairs to his bedroom in December 2014 and sexually assaulted her. Prosecutors are reviewing the case. McDonald says security camera footage will show a consensual sexual encounter occurred in his hot tub. McDonald had been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in a separate incident in August. Prosecutors declined to file charges.