LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - The woman suing President Clinton over alleged sexual harassment has amended her lawsuit to lower the amount of damages sought and to drop some allegations against an Arkansas state trooper. The new complaint reduces to $525,000 from $700,000 the sum Jones seeks from the two men and eliminates her charge that Clinton's co-defendant, state trooper Danny Ferguson, defamed her by telling a magazine writer later she had offered to be Clinton's "girlfriend." Lawyers for Clinton had said they did not intend to inquire into her personal background, but Ferguson's lawyer said he could not adequately defend his client against a defamation-of-character claim unless he could establish Jones' character. In November, Jones received permission from a federal judge to amend her lawsuit. Intact are Jones' claims that her civil rights were violated when Clinton allegedly summoned her to a Little Rock hotel room in 1991 and asked her for oral sex. Jones also contends she was denied promotions after refusing Clinton's alleged advances, while other state employees were professionally rewarded for granting sexual favors. "Other women who succumbed to Defendant Clinton's said predatory pattern and provided him sexual favors were frequently granted employment benefits, raises, promotions and perquisites" by Clinton or his subordinates, Jones' amended suit contends. At the time of the alleged incident, Jones was a state employee and Clinton was governor of Arkansas. Ferguson was Clinton's state police bodyguard. Jones claims he escorted her to Clinton's hotel room and stood guard outside. Clinton has denied all Jones' accusations.