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

Donald Trump has asked a US 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 US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan, Trump's lawyers said the former US 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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