Rudy Giuliani, former lawyer to Donald Trump admit he made false statements against 2 Georgia election workers

Rudy Giuliani, former lawyer to Donald Trump, exits federal court in Washington, D.C., on May 19.Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Rudy Giuliani, former lawyer to Donald Trump, exits federal court in Washington, D.C., on May 19. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

 

Rudy Giuliani admit in a court filing that he made false statements when he said two Georgia election workers mishandled ballots during the 2020 election.

In 2021, Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, who are mother and daughter, filed a defamation lawsuit against Giuliani for these accusations in the federal court in Washington, D.C.

In his latest court filings for this case, the former New York City mayor backed off his previous statements.

“While Giuliani does not admit to Plaintiffs’ allegations, he — for purposes of this litigation only — does not contest the factual allegations,” court documents filed Tuesday read.

In a declaration signed by Giuliani, he acknowledges that he made statements that “carry meaning that is defamatory per se” and that those comments were “actionable” and “false.”

This declaration also stipulates that Giuliani “believes that he has legal defenses” to the lawsuit and wants to “avoid unnecessary expenses in litigating what he believes to be unnecessary disputes.” He also said he believes his statements were constitutionally protected.

An attorney for Giuliani didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Giuliani adviser Ted Goodman said these recent filings were done just to move the case past the case’s discovery phase and onto legal arguments.