Fox News analyst and ex-judge Andrew Napolitano could have difficulty with his libel suit against a plaintiff who accused him of sexual assault and judicial corruption, according to legal experts.

After a lawsuit accused him of sexually assaulting Charles Corbishley while serving as a Bergen County judge in 1988, Napolitano filed his own suit accusing Corbishley of running a smear campaign. But the libel suit’s impact will be limited by the litigation privilege, which protects statements made in a judicial proceeding, according to several lawyers familiar with the case.