Giuliani Fights Back Against ‘Criminal’ Ruling Against Him

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Rudy Giuliani, who filed for bankruptcy in December, has appealed the jury’s verdict that required him to pay a $148 million penalty to two Georgia election workers that he had defamed after the 2020 election. 

Only days after the initial ruling, Giuliani had filed for bankruptcy which put a freeze on the defamation case and the attempts of the election workers to collect the amount owed by the former New York City mayor. However, only hours after a bankruptcy judge determined that the defamation case against him could proceed, Giuliani’s attorney filed a notice to appeal. 

Giuliani’s political adviser Ted Goodman noted in a statement after the ruling that they appreciated how quickly the judge had considered the matter and that they would be proceeding accordingly. 

A jury which includes eight Washington, D.C., residents had ordered that Giuliani needed to pay $148 million to Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman for having defamed them while making his unfounded claims on behalf of the Trump campaign regarding mass voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Giuliani had lied that the mother-daughter duo was involved in the fraud case and many of the accusations he had made centered around video footage of the two women working at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena during the election. 

After a four-day trial which included testimonies by both Moss and Freeman, the verdict was handed down. During their testimonies, the two women shared how their lives had been affected and how they had faced violent and racist threats because of the defamatory claims. 

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