Giuliani to Appeal Ruling
Former New York City mayor and Donald Trump ally, Rudy Giuliani, has been ordered to pay a staggering $148,169,000 to two women he falsely accused of committing election fraud in the 2020 election. The ruling came as Giuliani stood trial for defamation of Ruby Freeman and her daughter, Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, in a federal court in Washington, D.C.
Confident in Appeal
Giuliani expressed his intention to appeal the ruling, labeling the amount as absurd. He stated, “The absurdity of the number merely underscores the absurdity of the entire proceeding, where I’ve not been allowed to offer one single piece of evidence in defense, of which I have a lot.” The former mayor believes that once the case reaches a fair tribunal, the ruling will be swiftly reversed, emphasizing that the high amount will contribute to its reversal.
Allegations and Default Judgment
Giuliani had advanced unproven claims that the 2020 election was stolen, accusing Freeman and Moss of fraud in Georgia. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell had already awarded default judgment to Freeman and Moss in August, leading to the recent ruling against Giuliani. The defamation case adds to the legal challenges faced by the former personal lawyer to Donald Trump.
Contributions from Fox News Digital’s Chris Pandolfo, Adam Sabes, and Jake Gibson were incorporated into this report.