Rudy Giuliani has defied a judge’s to order to turn over information and pay the legal expenses of Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss. It’s just a matter of time before this judge has had a belly-full and tosses his rear end in prison where he belongs.
He was already being sued by his lawyers for $1.4M in unpaid legal fees, and now the news on this defamation suit just keeps getting worse: Giuliani now owes over $230,000 after defaming two Georgia election workers:
Rudy Giuliani has failed to pay more than $132,000 in sanctions he faces for failing to respond to parts of a lawsuit from two Georgia election workers, according to a court filing.
In addition, US 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’ve incurred because of his failure to respond to parts of their lawsuit.
Giuliani has struggled to pay legal bills in recent months, including related to the lawsuit from Freeman and Moss.
The bill of $132,856 is only a small chunk of the financial burden Giuliani is currently under, largely because of his ongoing legal troubles, and it’s one he’s known of for several weeks.
But a court filing on Thursday confirmed Giuliani has not paid the amount to Moss and Freeman, which a judge ordered to offset some of their attorneys’ fees.
“As of the date of this filing, Defendant Giuliani has failed to take any of the actions, or to cause the Giuliani Businesses to take any of the actions, so-ordered in the Sanctions Order,” Moss and Freeman’s lawyers wrote on Thursday, according to the filing. “Plaintiffs are considering what further relief may be appropriate.”
Giuliani’s failure to respond to subpoenas for records in Moss and Freeman’s lawsuit led to the sanctioned amount, which is now accruing interest as he continues to not pay. Yet it isn’t the end of the bills for Giuliani in the case. He will face a damages trial in the case before a jury in December.
I’m waiting to hear he’s filed for bankruptcy, but hopefully that doesn’t protect him from having to pay these two women.