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Mon Apr 15, 2024, 04:20 PM Apr 15

Rudy Giuliani loses bid to dismiss $148 million defamation judgment in Georgia election workers case [View all]

Source: ABC News

April 15, 2024, 4:14 PM

Rudy Giuliani has lost his bid to dismiss the $148 million defamation judgment against him from late last year. The judgment was won by former Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea "Shaye" Moss.

"Giuliani's renewed motion urging this Court to reverse its prior findings and rulings and to override the jury's considered verdict on the basis of five threadbare arguments falls well short of persuading that 'the evidence and all reasonable inferences that can be drawn therefrom are so one-sided that reasonable men and women could not have reached a verdict in [plaintiffs'] favor,'" U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell said in her ruling Monday.

The mother and daughter were accused by Giuliani of committing election fraud while the two were counting ballots in Georgia's Fulton County on Election Day in 2020.

"I will always have to be careful about where I go and who I will be able to share my name with," Freeman told reporters after the defamation ruling in December. She reiterated her need to remain anonymous due to the fear of threats. "I miss my name," she said.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rudy-giuliani-loses-bid-dismiss-148-million-defamation/story?id=109264527

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