After securing a $148 million judgment against Rudy Giuliani, Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, two Georgia election workers, have taken further legal action.
They seek a permanent injunction against Giuliani, who continues to assert their involvement in ballot fraud during the 2020 elections.
The new lawsuit aims to stop Giuliani from making public statements about them, following his unyielding stance post-judgement.
Injunction Request to Halt Defamatory Statements
In the DC federal court complaint, Freeman and Moss’s lawyers emphasized the ongoing issue: “Giuliani continues to spread the very same lies for which he has already been held liable,” indicating a persistent defamatory trend.
The attorneys assert, “Defendant Giuliani’s statements, coupled with his refusal to agree to refrain from continuing to make such statements, make clear that he intends to persist in his campaign of targeted defamation and harassment. It must stop.”
Giuliani’s Stance and Reaction to the Judgment
Giuliani, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, remains combative. He expressed his intention to “fight this case until I die.” Giuliani remains assertive about his comments: “everything I said about them is true” and he does not “regret a damn thing.”
This defiance forms a core part of the new lawsuit, as it demonstrates his unwillingness to retract his statements.
Legal Battle Dynamics and Giuliani’s Criticism
The judgment process has been a point of contention for Giuliani.
He criticized the court’s proceedings, stating, “The absurdity of the number merely underscores the absurdity of the entire proceeding, where I’ve not been allowed to offer one single piece of evidence in defense, of which I have a lot.”
Giuliani also expressed confidence in the case being overturned: “I am quite confident when this case gets before a fair tribunal, it will be reversed so quickly that it’ll make your head spin, and the absurd number that just came in will help that.”
Giuliani’s Reflection on the Discovery Process
Giuliani reflected on the legal discovery process: “How you can find liability based on discovery is beyond me when they had my deposition,” and “They had more documents about me than I have.”
He also noted the extent of the discovery, “The discovery went on for about a year and a half and included thousands and thousands and thousands of documents, including — I sat for a deposition and did not take the Fifth Amendment.”
Allegations of Political Motivations
Giuliani insinuated political motivations behind the lawsuit, suggesting it was “part of the Biden offensive that started some time ago to see what they can do about intimidating Trump lawyers.”
This statement adds a layer of political intrigue to the ongoing legal drama.
The new lawsuit against Giuliani marks another chapter in the post-election legal battles
It highlights the complex interplay of legal strategies, political implications, and the personal ramifications for those involved in such high-profile cases.