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Giuliani now owes over $230,000 after defaming two Georgia election workers

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Giuliani now owes over $230,000 after defaming two Georgia election workers


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Rudy Giuliani failed to pay more than $132,000 in fines for failing to respond to parts of a lawsuit filed by two Georgia poll workers, according to a court filing.

Additionally, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell on Friday ordered the former New York mayor to pay an additional $104,000 to Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, a mother and daughter he defamed, for additional legal fees they incurred as a result of his failure to act Parts of her lawsuit emerged in response.

This is the latest difficulty for Giuliani as he faces the fallout from his work for Donald Trump following the 2020 election.

Giuliani has struggled to pay his legal bills in recent months, including in connection with Freeman and Moss's lawsuit.

The $132,856 bill is just a small part of the financial burden Giuliani is currently suffering, largely due to his ongoing legal problems, which he has known about for several weeks.

However, a court filing Thursday confirmed that Giuliani has not paid Moss and Freeman the amount a judge ordered to offset some of their legal fees.

“As of the date of this filing, Defendant Giuliani has failed to take any of the actions directed by the Sanctions Order or to cause the Giuliani Entities to take any of the actions,” attorneys for Moss and Freeman wrote Thursday. according to the file. “Plaintiffs are considering what further relief might be appropriate.”

Giuliani's failure to respond to subpoenas for records in Moss and Freeman's lawsuit resulted in the sanctioned amount now accruing interest as he continues to fail to pay. Nevertheless, the score for Giuliani is not settled in this case. He will face a jury trial for damages in the case in December.

Just a few days ago, he was also hit with a new lawsuit from his former lawyer for $1.3 million in unpaid legal fees, and other lawsuits against him are ongoing.

Giuliani lost the defamation lawsuit against him in August by two Georgia election officials after he failed to provide information sought in subpoenas.

In court in recent weeks, Giuliani said he could no longer deny that he had made false and defamatory statements about Freeman and Moss.

The two are seeking unspecified damages after they say they suffered emotional and reputational harm and were put in danger after Giuliani singled them out when he made false claims of vote-rigging after the 2020 election in Georgia.

Giuliani's statements about them, which Freeman and Moss say are false, included calling them criminal ballot-stuffing conspirators. Giuliani also drew attention to a video of them after the election, first released by the Trump campaign, that showed part of a security tape of the vote count in Atlanta. On social media, his podcast and other broadcasts, Giuliani said the video showed suitcases filled with ballots while it captured nothing more than normal ballot processing, according to the defamation lawsuit and a government investigation.

Election officials in Georgia have debunked Giuliani's allegations of vote-counting fraud.