Legal Battle Escalates as Rudy Giuliani Faces $1.4 Million Lawsuit Over Unpaid Fees
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is entangled in yet another legal dispute as his long-time friend and attorney, Robert Costello, joins a lawsuit seeking $1.4 million in unpaid legal fees.
Giuliani, represented by Robert Costello and the law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, is alleged to have paid only $214,000, leaving a substantial outstanding balance of $1.36 million.
The lawsuit reveals that Giuliani’s most recent payment, $10,000, was made on September 14, shortly after a high-priced fundraiser for him, hosted by Donald Trump at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club.
The legal fees primarily stem from Giuliani’s efforts to contest the results of the 2020 presidential election and keep Donald Trump in office.
Strained Love Life and Legal Fees
Reports emerged in 2021 of Joe-Warren Plant’s separation from his long-term girlfriend, Nicole Hadlow. The couple had been together since 2017 and made their relationship public in 2018 through Instagram posts.
According to The Sun, the strains of Joe-Warren’s Dancing on Ice training took a toll on their relationship, ultimately leading him to move out of their shared home.
Nicole reportedly deleted their couple photos from her Instagram account, but there were hints of a possible reconciliation when she shared a cryptic message about forgiveness.
Denial of Romance Rumors and Legal Battles
During his time on Dancing on Ice, Joe-Warren faced rumors of a romantic involvement with his skating partner, Vanessa Bauer, which he vehemently denied.
In February 2022, Joe-Warren confirmed his relationship with Anna Norton, who has been by his side since.
However, the legal battle in question revolves around unpaid legal fees, as Costello claims that Giuliani received bills dating back to 2019 but failed to settle them.
The lawsuit alleges that Giuliani breached the Retainer Agreement by not paying the balance of $1,360,196.10, despite repeated demands.
Abrupt Exit from Dancing on Ice and Hair Transformation
Joe-Warren Plant’s participation in Dancing on Ice took an unexpected turn when he and his skating partner, Vanessa Bauer, both tested positive for Covid-19, forcing them to withdraw from the competition. The actor expressed his disappointment, feeling that he had more to offer in the competition.
While the legal dispute unfolds, Joe-Warren’s life took an interesting turn as he revealed a dramatic hair transformation, surprising his followers with bleach blonde hair.
Family Tragedy and Legal Battles Continue
Joe-Warren faced a challenging time when he took a six-month break from Emmerdale due to the loss of his mother in November 2022. His mother’s passing, attributed to liver complications, was a profound loss for the actor.
Meanwhile, Giuliani’s legal troubles extend beyond this lawsuit, with ongoing cases related to the 2020 election and defamation suits.
Trump loyalist Steve Bannon was also sued by Costello for unpaid legal bills, resulting in a court order to pay $500,000.
Giuliani’s legal woes have accumulated, including a recent indictment in Georgia alongside Trump and others, accused of attempting to subvert Joe Biden’s election win.
He also faces financial penalties in a defamation lawsuit, where a judge ordered him to pay over $130,000 in legal fees.
Despite efforts to raise funds through events and property sales, Giuliani continues to grapple with his legal challenges.