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Trump seeks to delay rape accuser“s defamation trial over media coverage


Former U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the day of his court appearance in New York after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury following a probe into hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 4, 2023. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo

Donald Trump has asked a U.S. judge to delay by four weeks a trial scheduled for April 25 over whether he defamed former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll by denying he raped her.

In a letter to U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan, Trump’s lawyers said the former U.S. president’s right to a fair trial required a “cooling off” period, following the recent “deluge of prejudicial media coverage” of his indictment by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

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