(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Following a four-day civil trial, a jury has determined that Rudy Giuliani is required to pay $148 million to two former Georgia election workers for defaming them by claiming that they had fraudulently counted the votes during the 2020 presidential election. This is a major legal and financial hit for Giuliani who is the former mayor of New York City and had previously worked as former President Donald Trump’s attorney.
During the civil trial, the eight jury members from Washington, D.C., had heard the testimony from Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman, both of whom stated that their lives had completely changed after the accusations as they had faced a number of violent and racist threats. Months ago it was determined that Giuliani was liable in the case, and the latest jury only convened when making a decision of how much the former federal prosecutor would be required to pay in damages. Prior to the deliberation, the mother and daughter duo were asking for over $47 million.
Their lawyer, Michael Gottlieb stated in his closing remarks that everyone who had spread lies about the two would be held accountable.
The jury deliberations had taken over 10 hours before Giuliani was ordered to pay the election workers around $148.7 million. Moss is set to get around $17 million for Giuliani’s defamation and $20 million for emotional distress. Freeman is also going to receive $16.2 million for defamation and around $20 million for the emotional distress caused. The two had received around $75 million in punitive damages.
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