U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan of the Southern District of New York on Monday rejected former President Donald Trump’s request for a month-long “cooling off period” ahead of a civil trial set to begin next week in Manhattan federal court, next door to the courthouse where he was indicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records in early April.

Kaplan ruled that there was “no justification” for such an adjournment in the civil case, which involves author E. Jean Carroll’s Adult Survivors Act and defamation claims against Trump. Carroll has accused Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s, which Trump denies.