Rudy Giuliani Found Liable: Jury Awards $148 Million to Georgia Election Workers for Defamation

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A federal jury has ordered Rudy Giuliani to pay $148 million to two former Georgia election workers over baseless claims he spread after the 2020 presidential election.

This sum surpasses the women’s initial requested compensation by close to $100 million, representing a significant increase beyond their original claims.

The jury, comprising eight Washington, DC, residents, deliberated for approximately 10 hours before reaching this decision, following four emotionally charged days of testimony in the civil trial against Giuliani. 

The lawsuit was brought by Ruby Freeman and her daughter Wandrea ArShaye Moss, Giuliani’s false accusations alleging their involvement in a fake ballot processing scheme during their tenure as election workers in Fulton County after the 2020 election.

Earlier this year, a federal judge held Giuliani accountable for defaming Freeman and Moss. The jury was tasked with determining compensatory and punitive damages, with Freeman seeking $23.9 million for defamation and Moss requesting $24.7 million.

Giuliani’s Defiance and Intention to Appeal

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A federal jury has ordered Rudy Giuliani to pay $148 million to two former Georgia election workers over baseless claims he spread after the 2020 presidential election.

Despite the monumental verdict, Giuliani remained defiant, decrying the threats the women faced post-election as abominable but standing firm on his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. He vowed to appeal the ruling, dismissing the jury’s decision as absurd.

Throughout the trial, Freeman and Moss detailed the distress and fear they experienced after being thrust into the public eye following the 2020 election. 

Moss passionately defended the integrity of her absentee ballot processing team, vehemently denying any involvement in voter fraud, which Giuliani falsely accused them of based on security camera footage.

The women recounted enduring racist threats after being wrongly linked to fraudulent election practices. An investigation by the Georgia secretary of state debunked all allegations against Freeman and Moss, labeling them as baseless and without merit.

The colossal jury award against Giuliani, surpassing the women’s original claims, marks a pivotal moment in the aftermath of the contentious 2020 election, underscoring the repercussions of unfounded accusations and the pursuit of legal justice in the face of defamation.

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