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Writer E. Jean Carroll, who won a lawsuit against former US President Donald Trump, has asked a judge to dismiss Trump’s countersuit that she defamed him by repeating her claim that he raped her, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

In May, Trump was found liable for sexual abuse and defamation by a federal jury in Carroll’s lawsuit and ordered to pay her over $5 million in damages. The former President subsequently appealed the ruling and filed a countersuit on June 27.

In a Tuesday court filing in Manhattan, Carroll's lawyers called Trump's countersuit his latest effort to "spin" his trial loss by claiming she caused him "significant" harm by implying in a post-trial interview that the assault was also a rape.

"Here in federal court, where logic and reason rather than satire prevail, it is clear that Trump's new counterclaim for defamation should be dismissed with prejudice," wrote Roberta Kaplan, a lawyer for Carroll.

Lawyers for Carroll, 79, also accused Trump of springing his counterclaim too late, to "hold up yet again this otherwise trial-ready, much-delayed case."

Trump is objecting to a CNN interview following the May 9 verdict in which Carroll said "oh yes he did, oh yes he did" when asked about the jury finding that he did not commit rape.

His lawyers said Carroll's "repeated falsehoods and defamatory statements" caused "significant harm to his reputation, which, in turn, has yielded an inordinate amount of damages."

In an interview with Fox News Digital following the initial verdict, Trump said he would appeal.

"This verdict is a disgrace," he said, adding, "It is a continuation of the greatest political witch hunt in history."

"We'll appeal. We got treated very badly by the Clinton-appointed judge," Trump said. "And [Carroll] is a Clinton person, too."

He added, "I have no idea who this woman is."