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demmiblue

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Fri Dec 15, 2023, 05:28 PM Dec 2023

Giuliani Ordered to Pay $148 Million to Election Workers He Defamed [View all]

Source: Rolling Stone

Rudy Giuliani has been ordered to pay two Georgia election workers a total of $148 million for spreading defamatory conspiracy theories about them in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

The eight person jury reached the decision unanimously on Friday after deliberating for two days. The jury found Giuliani owes Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss and her mother Ruby Freeman $16,998,000 and $16,171,000, respectively, for defamation; $20 million a piece for emotional distress; and $75 million total in punitive damages. The payout totals over $148 million.

Moss and Freeman sued Giuliani in December of last year, alleging that the attorney had falsely accused them of manipulating the 2020 presidential vote in Georgia. In August, Giuliani was found liable for spreading false claims about Moss and Freeman. This week’s trial focused solely on the amount of money the former New York mayor and Trump attorney owed the two women.

During the trial, both women testified about the extent to which the conspiracies spread by Giuliani upended their lives and endangered their safety. On Tuesday, Moss described running to her hairdresser and begging her to help change her appearance after realizing that she’d become the target of a right-wing mob egged on by Giuliani. She told the court that the threats and harassment caused her to fear for her life.

Read more: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/rudy-giuliani-148-million-defamed-election-workers-1234930268/





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Good. A strong message sent Joinfortmill Dec 2023 #1
It is a shame they won't be able to collect it all. I hope somehow they get all they can. LiberalFighter Dec 2023 #2
Guiliani's NY house on the Upper East Side is for sale @ $6M, so hopefully they'll get that n/t aggiesal Dec 2023 #63
And yet this clown helped organize a coup and is walking around free. Voltaire2 Dec 2023 #3
Yup. n/t progressoid Dec 2023 #68
This sends a message to the rest of the ghouls that would act this way - Yea!! walkingman Dec 2023 #4
How can this payment be enforced? FarPoint Dec 2023 #5
If he refuses a court order, he can be jailed for contempt. He could be jailed as long as he refuses ... marble falls Dec 2023 #7
He can be jailed until he pays it off? MichMan Dec 2023 #8
me. neither rurallib Dec 2023 #15
There is a distinction between debtor's prison and a court-ordered settlement jerkyEd Dec 2023 #25
We don't have debtors' prisons, but do we imprison people for contempt by ignoring a court order. marble falls Dec 2023 #74
He would not be jailed for the debt angrychair Dec 2023 #80
No, not debtors prison angrychair Dec 2023 #81
Because he wouldn't go to a debtor's prison ExWhoDoesntCare Dec 2023 #88
I would love to see this enforced! FarPoint Dec 2023 #12
The veggie loaf is outstanding COL Mustard Dec 2023 #34
He can be compelled to keep the plaintiffs notified about his assets and income IbogaProject Dec 2023 #31
I'm skeptical. TomSlick Dec 2023 #46
It won't happen as long as he's on appeal ... FakeNoose Dec 2023 #51
An appeal has its own issues. TomSlick Dec 2023 #53
OK thank you for the clarification FakeNoose Dec 2023 #55
This is music to my ears. Native Dec 2023 #73
usually it sup to the plantiffs to collect moonshinegnomie Dec 2023 #40
This message was self-deleted by its author TomSlick Dec 2023 #48
It's easy canetoad Dec 2023 #64
Bankrupt him and after his jail time from other courts, let him live in a senior citizen tower like the hoi paloi. marble falls Dec 2023 #6
Maybe he'll have to move in with his creepy son! nt Dulcinea Dec 2023 #83
That would be great. What if the son lived in his mother's basement? It would be a half hour sit-com ... marble falls Dec 2023 #84
Good! FirefighterJo Dec 2023 #9
The time of comeuppance... 2naSalit Dec 2023 #10
This makes me smile LetMyPeopleVote Dec 2023 #11
Double plus good. sarge43 Dec 2023 #13
HA HA! He "F.A.ed" and now he "F.O." Sky Jewels Dec 2023 #14
If he dies (he is in his 80s I think) rurallib Dec 2023 #17
Complicated estate law that's state to state Prairie Gates Dec 2023 #37
Thank you very much rurallib Dec 2023 #56
Good although he still hasn't paid his sanctions amount BumRushDaShow Dec 2023 #16
he still has alimony he ain't paid, doesn't he? rurallib Dec 2023 #19
I think he has been trying to sell properties BumRushDaShow Dec 2023 #22
Hopefully, this decision will alleviate some of the fear in our election workers..... KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2023 #18
This. Think. Again. Dec 2023 #28
According to the article, he's broke already SouthernDem4ever Dec 2023 #20
Even if he had the resources, he'd ignore the ruling. cab67 Dec 2023 #23
If this was a normal situation with a normal defendant, he would have settled SouthernDem4ever Dec 2023 #76
Can it be appealed? TlalocW Dec 2023 #21
he can appeal. cab67 Dec 2023 #24
It can be appealed but only if the appellant posts a bond equal to the judgement. PSPS Dec 2023 #26
Thanks. That gave me a chuckle. Maybe Mar a lago can be used for collateral. twodogsbarking Dec 2023 #30
Wow Demovictory9 Dec 2023 #27
Trump will have a dinner for you and collect a lot of money. You won't see any of it. twodogsbarking Dec 2023 #29
I was thinking that before the trial, tRump convinced Rudy to let him hold.... 70sEraVet Dec 2023 #36
I hope they get some actual money out of this. I hope mayor asshole dies broke. OverBurn Dec 2023 #32
MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA........ COL Mustard Dec 2023 #33
Rudy and Alex IcyPeas Dec 2023 #35
Best news all day Playingmantis Dec 2023 #38
This is the best news - made my day, week, month and year! chia Dec 2023 #39
Every time I see that picture... PJMcK Dec 2023 #41
What the hell is wrong with bastards like Giuliani? Leith Dec 2023 #42
i looked up what he can keep in bankruptcy in new york moonshinegnomie Dec 2023 #43
Rudy Jailiani to jurors: tell me what you really think. Hassler Dec 2023 #44
"Rudy Jailiani" Talitha Dec 2023 #65
Cough it up, Big Boy Rudy Colludy. Hope you die in prison. If you slide, there is no justice. Evolve Dammit Dec 2023 #45
First comes the Big Lie. LudwigPastorius Dec 2023 #47
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! smb Dec 2023 #49
SWEET! Novara Dec 2023 #50
I hope those two brave beautiful ladies get Quakerfriend Dec 2023 #52
I was hoping for more. usonian Dec 2023 #54
That is a nice number, hope they see some of it. republianmushroom Dec 2023 #57
Rudy is truly fucked Mysterian Dec 2023 #58
Is there any way for them to get their money? Kablooie Dec 2023 #59
Can't the court order the confiscation of his money from his bank accounts eventually, if he refuses to pay? Elessar Zappa Dec 2023 #60
Not if his bank accounts are on some Caribbean island. Kablooie Dec 2023 #70
Doesn't seem like it... MichMan Dec 2023 #82
He'll drink himself to death in 6 months SCantiGOP Dec 2023 #61
Can they put a lien or attachment on everything he owns, including bank accounts? niyad Dec 2023 #62
Good! Chi67 Dec 2023 #66
Die broke Rudy. ZonkerHarris Dec 2023 #67
Rudy just entered the "find out" phase of life... SKKY Dec 2023 #69
Can the payment be tied to Trump? pfitz59 Dec 2023 #71
Sometimes less is more I'm afraid Shermann Dec 2023 #72
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. n/t D23MIURG23 Dec 2023 #75
No need to worry Rudy Zambero Dec 2023 #77
Mr. October Surprise gets the December Surprise he deserves... Justice matters. Dec 2023 #78
That'll buy a shit ton of ginger mints. Qutzupalotl Dec 2023 #79
He deserves every penny he has to pay. GottaGoToMo Dec 2023 #85
SNL Update! Kennah Dec 2023 #86
Guiliani owes millions more Linda Ed Dec 2023 #87
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