Rudy Giuliani Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy After $148 Million Defamation Judgement

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Former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, was recently ordered to pay $148 million in damages an Obama-appointed judge decided that spread false claims that two poll workers were responsible for rigging the 2020 Georgia Presidential Election.

Rudy Giuliani has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to the debt he incurred because of the lawsuit.

According to Bloomberg, Giuliani listed his debt at $500 million, while his assets ranged between $1 million and $10 million.

The bankruptcy filing effectively suspends the ongoing litigation.

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From Bloomberg:

Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York who led efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, has filed for bankruptcy, swamped by legal bills stemming from his discredited campaign to keep Donald Trump in the White House.

Giuliani filed papers seeking protection from creditors in New York, listing debts of as much as $500 million and assets of up to $10 million. The filing gives Giuliani a breathing spell from creditors and pauses civil litigation.

The latest blow for Giuliani came on Friday, when he was ordered to pay $148 million to two 2020 Georgia election workers after promoting conspiracy theories about them.

“The filing should be a surprise to no one,” Heath Berger and Gary Fischoff, Giuliani’s bankruptcy lawyers, said in a statement. “No person could have reasonably believed that Mayor Giuliani would be able to pay such a high punitive amount.”

Chapter 11 protection will give Giuliani time to pursue an appeal of the Georgia lawsuit while providing transparency and fairness for creditors, the lawyers said.

X users were quick to point out that new evidence shows that the Georgia election was, indeed, rigged:

The defamation lawsuit stemmed from Giuliani’s comments regarding two Georgia election workers — Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss — who were captured on surveillance footage from the State Farm Arena tabulation center during the 2020 election night.

During a Georgia Senate hearing in December 2020, a video showed the election workers scanning ballots without an independent state monitor present.

Judge Beryl Howell unilaterally decided that Rudy Giuliani was guilty of defamation due to a delayed submission of a financial statement in the legal dispute.

Subsequently, a Washington, D.C. jury last week decreed that Giuliani owed the two plaintiffs $148 million in the courtroom.

Giuliani was not allowed to present any evidence in his defense during the court proceedings.

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