deion & pilar sanders*Lord, Lord, Lord. A messy situation just keeps getting messier.

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Now look who’s calling Pilar Sanders a “gold diggin’ h*e.” It’s none other than her estranged husband Deion, himself.

He’s insisting his daughter Deiondra wasn’t lying when she called out Pilar as a “gold diggin’ h*e ” on the Internet back in December. And as far as he’s concerned, Pilar has no right to sue for defamation, according to TMZ.

Pilar, Deion’s estranged wife filed a filed a $200 million lawsuit last month against Deion and his daughter Deiondra — after Deiondra went on a Twitter rant, in which she trashed Pilar as a “gold diggin’ h*e” … and publicly accused her of cheating on Deion.

Pilar sued for defamation, plus a laundry list of other things like fraud, slander, libel, civil conspiracy and emotional distress — claiming Deiondra and Deion have been out for her for years … and the Twitter outburst was just the latest example.

But now, Deion’s firing back … filing a response to the lawsuit — insisting Pilar has no grounds to sue for defamation … because Deiondra wasn’t lying when she called Pilar a “gold diggin’ h*e.”

In fact, Deion insists, his daughter’s Twitter insult is TRUE — claiming, “Any statements made by any defendants were true, did not create a false impression … and were not malicious.” The last part is less believable.

Deion also claims the “h*e” insult didn’t actually hurt Pilar’s reputation — especially not to the tune of $200 million.

Bottom Line, Deion wants Pilar’s lawsuit dismissed. Calls to Pilar were not returned.