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Rudy Giuliani concedes to making 'false' and 'defamatory' statements about Georgia election workers

Giuliani also did not contest the workers' claim of "intentional infliction of emotional distress."

Published: July 26, 2023 8:16am

Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani concedes that he made "false" and "defamatory" statements about two Georgia election workers who filed a lawsuit against him in an effort to resolve the case and to satisfy a judge who has considered issuing sanctions against the former New York City mayor.

The court document filed late Tuesday evening states that Giuliani "does not contest" four allegations made in a defamation case brought by Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and her daughter Wandrea "Shaye" Moss against the former Trump attorney and the conservative outlet One America News Network.

The two women claimed they were harassed after Giuliani and former President Donald Trump alleged that they had counted additional votes by removing ballots from suitcases stored underneath tables after tabulation had ended in Fulton County. State officials said the ballots were actually stored in absentee ballot carriers in view of the press, The Augusta Chronicle reported at the time.

Additionally, Giuliani accused the women of passing USB drives "like vials of heroin or cocaine" while they counted ballots, according to The New York Post.

The filing states that Giuliani concedes and does not dispute that he made defamatory statements about Freeman and Moss, that the statements were published to third parties and that such comments were false. He also does not contest their claim of "intentional infliction of emotional distress," the document shows. The filing included a stipulation that his concessions do not affect his argument that the statements were constitutionally protected. 

D.C. federal Judge Beryl Howell had cautioned Giuliani earlier this month that he could lose the case or be severely sanctioned for not thoroughly gathering his records and turning them over to the legal team of Moss and Freeman, according to CNN.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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