Former President Donald Trump on Thursday filed a motion seeking the dismissal of the author E. Jean Carroll’s most recent defamation claim against him, arguing that the public statements at issue in the suit merely “summarized his pleading” in an older lawsuit.

Trump’s attorney Joseph Tacopina, who entered his appearance in the suit at the end of January, urged U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan of the Southern District of New York to grant his motion for partial summary judgment on one of the two claims Carroll brought against Trump in her November lawsuit.

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