Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, publicly criticized U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell for ordering him to pay $148 million in damages to election workers, labeling her as ‘biased.’
Giuliani, who recently declared bankruptcy, spoke with DailyMail.com about his staggering debts amounting to $153 million, owed to various creditors, including the IRS, lawyers, and individuals he defamed.
Financial Turmoil for ‘America’s Mayor’
In Giuliani’s first public appearance since filing for bankruptcy, he expressed dissatisfaction with the court’s handling of his case.
Once renowned as ‘America’s Mayor,’ Giuliani faced a severe setback after a jury ruled in favor of election workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, ordering him to pay substantial damages for defamatory claims related to the 2020 election.
Bankruptcy Filing and Financial Details
Giuliani, 79, filed for bankruptcy, revealing assets totaling less than $10 million and liabilities ranging between $100 million and $500 million.
The bankruptcy petition included debts to various entities, including Hunter Biden, Dominion, and Smartmatic, all of which are subject to ongoing lawsuits against Giuliani.
Giuliani’s bankruptcy underscores the financial ramifications of legal battles and defamation cases.
The public spat with Judge Howell adds a layer of complexity to his already challenging situation, raising questions about judicial impartiality.
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Legal Strategy
Giuliani’s bankruptcy lawyers, Heath Berger and Gary Fischoff, asserted that Chapter 11 bankruptcy would provide an opportunity for Giuliani to pursue an appeal, ensuring transparency in his finances and equitable treatment of creditors.
The move aims to navigate the legal challenges and potential financial burdens arising from multiple lawsuits.
Legal Judgements and Ongoing Lawsuits
Despite filing for bankruptcy, Giuliani remains liable for the $148 million defamation ruling, as bankruptcy law does not discharge debts resulting from ‘willful and malicious injury.’
Ongoing lawsuits, including those from Hunter Biden, Dominion, and Smartmatic, further complicate his financial situation.
Giuliani’s Legal Troubles Extend Beyond Finances
In addition to financial woes, Giuliani faces criminal charges in Georgia related to attempts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.
The charges, part of a broader case involving 18 individuals, draw parallels to racketeering laws Giuliani once employed as a federal prosecutor.
Rudy Giuliani’s bankruptcy announcement and condemnation of the judge underscore the multifaceted challenges he confronts – financial, legal, and reputational.
The aftermath of the defamation ruling continues to unfold, raising questions about the consequences of high-profile legal battles on public figures.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn