Former President Trump sued ABC News and George Stephanopouloswith the accusation of defamation when the MP was questioned by the moderator. Nancy Mace (RS.C.) about their support of Trump.

The March 10 interview on “This Week” then made headlines Mace, a rape survivor, accused Stephanopoulos of trying to “shame” her. by examining why she supported the former president despite recent jury verdicts in advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s sexual harassment and defamation lawsuits.

Trump’s lawsuit, filed Monday, takes aim at how Stephanopoulos said at several points in his questioning that Trump was “liable for rape.” The jury found Trump liable for sexual abuse under New York law, but not for rape.

“Judges and two different juries have found him guilty of rape and defamation of the victim of that rape. “How do you reconcile your support for Donald Trump with the statement we just saw?” Stephanopoulos asked during the interview.

“These statements were and remain false and were made by Defendant Stephanopoulos with actual malice or with reckless disregard for the truth, as Defendant Stephanopoulos knows that these statements are patently and demonstrably false,” Trump lawyer Alejandro Brito wrote in the newspaper 20 page complaint.

“In fact, the jury specifically concluded that plaintiff did not commit rape, and, as shown below, defendant George Stephanopoulos was aware of the jury’s finding to that effect but nevertheless falsely claimed otherwise,” Brito continued.

Trump sought an unspecified amount of damages in the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Miami.

ABC News declined to comment.

This isn’t the first time Trump has filed defamation lawsuits against media companies. He or his campaign unsuccessfully sued the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post.

Trump also tried to counter Carroll herself for continuing to accuse Trump of rape on cable news after the jury’s verdict.

Clinton-appointed U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, who oversaw the litigation, rejected Trump’s counterclaimsand decided that the rape description was still essentially true.

“The difference between Ms. Carroll’s allegedly defamatory statements – that Mr. Trump ‘raped’ her under New York criminal law – and the ‘truth’ – that Mr. Trump forcibly digitally penetrated Ms. Carroll – is minimal. “Both are serious sexual crimes,” ruled Kaplan.

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