The attorney for The Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, who was slammed to the ground last year by Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., is requesting that Gianforte “immediately” quit sharing incorrect statements about his encounter with Jacobs.

“On Ben Jacobs’ behalf, I write to demand — once again — that Rep. Gianforte immediately cease and desist from further false and/or defamatory statements about Ben or transactions with Ben,” attorney Geoffrey Genth wrote to Gianforte’s lawyer, William Mercer, on Thursday.

Gianforte body-slammed Jacobs in May 2017 after he asked a question about the Republicans’ healthcare plan, for which Gianforte pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault and paid $385 in fines. He also was required to undergo anger management and serve 40 hours of community service.

Although a police report and press release from Gianforte’s campaign following the incident stated that Jacobs initiated the physical altercation with Gianforte, Gianforte acknowledged in a general release on June 7, 2017 that he had provided inaccurate statements and that Jacobs did not initiate physical contact with Gianforte.

But earlier this week, The Missoulian published a piece where Gianforte said, “the statement I gave [to police] was my recollection of what occurred and I also am bound by my settlement agreement with Ben Jacobs to not talk about the incident.”

Genth called Gianforte’s statement a “further lie” and the “opposite of the truth.”

“Rep. Gianforte’s continued lying this month has greatly aggravated the severe harm that Rep. Gianforte previously caused to Ben and Ben’s reputation,” Genth said. “The continued lying is unacceptable and actionable. Please advise your client that he and his spokespersons need to stop — immediately and forever — telling lies about the assault, about their own prior lies, about your client’s ‘settlement agreement’ with Ben, or about any other aspect of this matter.”

According to Genth, Gianforte is trying to “mislead the press and the electorate about his ability to respond to questions relevant to his candidacy” just before he goes up against Democrat Kathleen Williams next month in the 2018 midterm election. Genth also warned that he would break the agreement not to file a lawsuit against Gianforte should the inaccurate statements continue.

Gianforte’s congressional office and his campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Washington Examiner.

President Trump earlier this month praised Gianforte, during a rally in Missoula, Mont., where he said, “Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy.”