Internet blasts 'pathological liar' Rudy Giuliani as he loses bid to dismiss $148M defamation judgment

Internet blasts 'pathological liar' Rudy Giuliani as he loses bid to dismiss $148M defamation judgment
Rudy Giuliani lost his bid to reverse the $148 million defamation penalty (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: Rudy Giuliani, former attorney of Donald Trump, lost his motion to dismiss a $148 million ruling in the defamation lawsuit filed by Ruby Freeman and Wandrea 'Shaye' Moss, two former Georgia election workers, The Hill reported.

In December 2023, a federal jury ordered the former New York City mayor to pay the massive penalty for defaming the plaintiffs by accusing them of committing fraud in the 2020 election.

"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,'" US District Judge Beryl A Howell said in the ruling issued on Monday, April 15.

Ruby Freeman and Wandrea 'Shaye' Moss in court for the defamation trial against Rudy Giuliani (MSNBC screenshot/YouTube)
Ruby Freeman and Wandrea 'Shaye' Moss won $148 million in the defamation suit against Rudy Giuliani (MSNBC screenshot/YouTube)

Giuliani, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy following the fine, appealed to reverse the verdict in February.

Rudy Giuliani's legal team unsurprised

Responding to the court's decision to continue with the initial ruling, Giuliani's attorney, Joseph Sibley, expressed no surprise and vowed to appeal to the DC Circuit Court.

"This was a post-trial motion in the trial court that we were required to file to preserve certain issues for appeal. We are not at all surprised the trial court did not reverse its own prior rulings and we will now proceed with an appeal to the DC Circuit where we look forward to an appellate panel reviewing the case," he said.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference h
Rudy Giuliani will appeal the $148 million verdict to the DC Circuit Court (Getty Images)

Similarly, in a statement, Ted Goodman, a political adviser to Giuliani, also indicated the court decision was hardly surprising from a judge who "put partisan politics ahead of justice." He said they look forward to a "fair hearing" at appeal to the DC Circuit Court to reverse the "absurd" penalty.

Nevertheless, Giuliani, who aligned with Trump's alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election result in Georgia, is still loyal to the GOP presumptive nominee. For instance, in a recent radio interview, he claimed his allegiance to the former president would help him in heaven for sticking to his principles, unlike others who are afraid to represent Trump.

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: (L to R) Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stands with
Rudy Giuliani continues to support Donald Trump (Getty Images)

Internet blasts Rudy Giuliani

Responding to the judge's decision to dismiss Giuliani's appeal, netizens lashed out at the ex-NYC mayor.

One user wrote, "This loser pathological liar should’ve been in jail long time ago." Another remarked, "I hope they get some money from him. He’s a disgusting human being."



"Poor @RudyGiuliani - $148 million huh….i hope selling your soul was worth it America’s DisMayor!" a third user added. Meanwhile, someone else said, "Pay up and accept you followed a disgrace representative to be a looser."



Another user said, "He did all on himself! Crook tried to get away with stealing now face the music!" A sixth response read, "Glad to see this disgraced man lose everything for the lies he’s told."



"He knows he did it and still lied about it. His is now wearing the cone of shame," an individual wrote, while another added, "Open that wallet you owe these women big-time for what you did to them. I hope you’re on the streets Rudy."



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