“Death threats are only the tip of the iceberg.” DEFAMED POLL WORKERS WIN Gioliani defamation case In a noteworthy legal turn of events, U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell has issued a default judgment against Rudy Giuliani, the ex-personal attorney and prominent representative of Donald Trump.
This determination arises from Giuliani’s consistent absence at hearings or his failure to respond to the defamation lawsuit initiated by Ruby Freeman and her daughter, Wandrea “Shaye” Moss.
Defamation Lawsuit Victory
In a lawsuit concluded on August 30, 2023, Ruby Freeman and Wandrea Moss secured a victory against Giuliani for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil conspiracy, and punitive damage claims.
According to the 33-page document filed on Wednesday, Giuliani is accused of “direct and indirect liability.” Freeman and Moss are seeking damages ranging from $15.5 million to $43 million for what they claim are defamatory and “actionable statements.”
These statements include Giuliani’s role in the alleged widespread ballot stuffing to flip Georgia away from Trump.
Allegations of Election Fraud
Giuliani faces accusations of falsely exposing Freeman and Moss to various acts of election fraud, including illegally excluding poll watchers, hiding illegal ballots, and attempting to manipulate the vote count using a USB drive.
Emotional and Reputational Harm
Both Freeman and Moss assert that Giuliani’s misrepresentations have caused them extensive emotional and reputational harm, leading to profane harassment and death threats.
Allegedly, the repercussions led to Moss only leaving her home for work citing relentless fear, while her son, a teenager, also faced harassment and severe issues in school.
Former Mayor’s Statements
The document also outlines statements attributed to Giuliani, including claims of “Massive Corruption in the election process” and the accusation that Freeman was seen illegally handing off hard drives on camera.
With a jury set to determine the damages Giuliani must pay, the default judgment states, “The only issue remaining in this trial will be for a jury to determine how much Defendant Giuliani owes to Plaintiffs for the damage his conduct caused.”
Experts Weigh In
As the legal battle unfolds, legal experts speculate on the potential financial ramifications for Giuliani. The recommended links delve into discussions on Giuliani’s defamation damages, the possibility of him flipping on Trump, and assessments of his current legal standing.
Giuliani’s Property Woes
In addition to his legal challenges, Giuliani is reportedly facing foreclosure after unpaid property taxes, adding another layer to his current legal and financial troubles.
Peril for Giuliani
Legal analysts suggest that Giuliani is in “serious peril” and could be facing substantial financial consequences, signaling a tumultuous time for the former mayor and Trump ally.
Giuliani served as the mayor of New York from 1993 to 2001, stepping down in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Gaining the moniker “America’s mayor,” he briefly took the lead in the Republican presidential primary in 2008 before exiting the race.
Association with Trump
He amassed millions in speaking and consulting fees in the post-9/11 years, but his association with Trump has proven to be especially expensive. While missing out on a cabinet appointment during Trump’s presidency, he remained close as the ex-president’s personal lawyer.
In addition to other challenges, he confronts a $10 million lawsuit from a former assistant, accusing him of various offenses such as abuse of power, wage theft, SA, and harassment. The DC Bar Association has suggested Giuliani’s disbarment.
Recently, Trump organized a fundraiser in support of Giuliani. However, his legal team has revealed financial struggles, with former donors reportedly withdrawing their support, and his upscale New York apartment has been listed for sale.
A Certain Victory
Internet users weigh in to share their views on Guiliani’s defamation, “These women are the epitome of what every American should aspire to. They volunteered to assist with our election and then, even after the lies, slander, and threats, came forward to publicly testify to Congress about their experiences.”
An anti-Trump campaigner highlights the extent of his plight for glory, “In this case, he absolutely ruined two innocent women’s lives to push a lie. They weren’t humans with lives, thoughts, or feelings to him – they were a tool to be used and discarded in the MAGA quest to end democracy. Death threats are only the tip of the iceberg.”
Hierarchy of Justice
One user expresses a lack of faith in the legal system at the hands of power figures, “Sadly, the justice system allows for folks to flagrantly hide funds and then cry they are too poor to pay judgments.”