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What are you going to sue her for?
So you are not planning on suing her for anything?
Hi, I have not heard back from you so will answer based on the information provided so far and assuming you are not going to sue this person.
If you simply wish to know whether you can use the recording to prove to others that you did not do what she is accusing you to have done, then yes that is indeed possible. Secret recordings are generally regulated when a business makes them, but in a private conversation there is no legal right to privacy as such so you could have made the recording.
Strictly speaking if you were to then play that recording to a third party you would need her consent but if you did not obtain such consent, it is not easy for her to do anything about that. She cannot just sue you herself simply because you have played the recording without asking her. The only time she can potentially do something if as a result of the recording she suffers losses but that is unlikely here. So the risks are very low on the whole.
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No, it is if you were a business and recording conversations, which is not the case. I can discuss defamation with you in more detail if needed.
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