In a dramatic trial, Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, has been facing heat from two former Georgia election workers. The workers are suing him for defamation because he’s been spreading false conspiracy theories about their involvement in the 2020 presidential election. The workers’ attorney, Michael Gottlieb, passionately pointed out during the trial’s closing that Giuliani just won’t stop yapping his mouth about these false claims, even after conceding that he made public comments falsely accusing the women of ballot fraud. Talk about a stubborn fella!
Gottlieb even went the extra mile by showing a video of Giuliani outside the courthouse this week, where he shamelessly repeated the false claims about the workers. Gottlieb is really turning up the heat, calling out Giuliani for being unapologetic and indicating he’ll continue spreading lies. He’s painting Freeman and Moss, the workers, as heroes who had the guts to stand up and say, “no more” to these false accusations. The lawyer even brought up a chapter from Giuliani’s book where he talked about not being a bully, taking a clear dig at the former mayor.
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The workers are really looking to cash in on this, asking for a whopping $24 million each in defamation damages, and they’re not stopping there! They also want compensation for their emotional distress and punitive damages. It’s like they hit the jackpot and want to make Giuliani pay big time. But hold onto your seats, folks, because Giuliani’s lawyer is not backing down without a fight. He’s calling the damages they’re seeking the “civil equivalent of the death penalty.” Now that’s what I call some serious legal drama!
But the plot thickens even more. Giuliani didn’t even bother calling a single witness in his defense, and to top it off, he also decided not to take the stand. Talk about a bold move! But it seems like things are not looking too great for him, especially with criminal charges looming in Georgia over his efforts to influence the 2020 election. Yikes!
So, it looks like this legal battle is far from over. The drama continues as these two former election workers seek justice and big bucks from Giuliani, while he tries to wiggle his way out of trouble. This is a showdown of epic proportions, and it’s clear that this battle is about to go down in the history books as one juicy legal showdown. Stay tuned for the next chapter in this political soap opera!