Rudy Giuliani: Former Georgia election workers are suing again, asking a judge to permanently stop lying about them.



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Ruby Freeman and Shay Moss, two Georgia election workers, won a nearly $150 million judgment against Rudy Giuliani on Friday. He has been sued againHe is asking a federal judge to permanently ban him from lying about them.

The lawsuit comes as Giuliani continued to make false statements about absentee ballot counters in the 2020 election.

“Defendant Giuliani continues to spread the same falsehoods for which he has already taken responsibility,” the new lawsuit said. “Defendant Giuliani’s statements make it clear that he refuses to agree to refrain from continuing to make such statements and that he intends to continue the campaign of defamation and harassment aimed at him. It must stop.”

Attorneys for Moss and Freeman have indicated that after the verdict, Giuliani won’t stop making false claims about them.

At the end of the first day of his defamation trial last week, Giuliani told television cameras outside the courtroom that “everything I said about them is true” and that he had proof that the media “should be seen.” Giuliani presented little defense in the case and did not testify.

Moss and Freeman pointed out that Giuliani’s comments to the media after Friday’s jury verdict were “no doubt supportive” and that he continued himself on Saturday on a podcast hosted by far-right figure Steve Bannon.

Their new lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction from a federal court in Washington, D.C., that would prohibit Giuliani from “repeating or publishing any and all false statements.” It has been filed that the mother and daughter were “involved in electoral fraud, illegal activity or any form of malpractice” during the 2020 election vote count.

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A dozen statements by Giuliani about the women, accusing them of tampering with the ballots while counting them, were found to be false and defamatory.

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Verdict Form in Rudy Giuliani Federal Defamation Trial, December 15, 2023.

In a separate court filing on Monday, attorneys for both sides agreed to final numbers and terms, which the jury will now weigh.

Giuliani agreed that the court’s final ruling would make it clear that he would have to pay the women $146 million plus more than $237,000 in attorneys’ fees. The jury’s verdict was slightly reduced because Moss and Freeman had previously settled another part of their lawsuit against One America News Network and others.

In his final ruling, the court said Giuliani said he made more than a dozen defamatory statements about Moss and Freeman and that his conduct was willful, malicious, wanton and intentional.

By including those notices in the court’s ruling, it would be more difficult for Giuliani to avoid paying Moss and Freeman by filing for bankruptcy.

The clock is ticking on when the women will start collecting what Giuliani is owed for their emotional distress, reputational damage and punishment.

Attorneys for Moss and Freeman told the court that they wanted to try to collect the money and get his assets sooner rather than wait for the automatic 30-day delay in such cases. Giuliani is expected to want to keep the 30-day delay.

“We’re going to work very hard to make sure they see every bit of money Mr. Giuliani has to pay and satisfy this judgment,” John Langford, one of Moss and Freeman’s lawyers, told CNN’s Erin Burnett. Judgment.

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“Entering a final judgment is the document you have to go to Mr. Giuliani’s assets, New York, Florida and … other jurisdictions that attach the judgment to his assets,” Langford added.

This story has been updated with additional updates.

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