Jerry Seinfeld didn't slander the woman who accused his wife of ripping off her cookbook, he said in legal papers filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court, according to the New York Post.
Seinfeld cited several episodes of "Seinfeld" in which he mocked frivolous lawsuits — including an episode where Kramer wins free coffee for life in a court settlement because he got burned on gourmet roast — and argued that he was just mining the situation for laughs.
Seinfeld was hit with the slander suit because he called author Missy Chase Lapine, who claims his wife, Jessica, copied her cookbook, a "wacko" and "mentally unhinged celebrity stalker" on David Letterman's show.
Lapine, author of "Sneaky Chef," is suing Jessica, too. She claims that Jessica Seinfeld stole her ideas about hiding healthy veggies in pudding and brownies for the cookbook "Deceptively Delicious."