“Giuliani says he will stop accusing Georgia workers of election tampering”


Rudy Giuliani has agreed to no longer accuse two Georgia poll workers of tampering with the 2020 election, according to a draft agreement filed Tuesday in federal bankruptcy court.

The agreement bars Giuliani — who has amplified election falsehoods for years as a staunch ally of former president Donald Trump — from publishing or helping to publish false statements that the two workers “engaged in wrongdoing” related to the 2020 election.

A draft of the agreement filed Tuesday said Giuliani was permanently prohibited “from publishing, causing others to publish, and/or assisting in others’ publication of … any statements that suggest that Plaintiffs, whether mentioned directly, indirectly, or by implication, engaged in wrongdoing in connection with the 2020 presidential election.”…

The next day, Giuliani filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York, listing up to $500 million in debts. He continued, however, to rant against the trial and the ruling, describing the judge as “hopelessly biased.”

“The amount, $148 million, is so irrational it tells you the trial was irrational because the result is the result of a completely unfair trial,” he added.

Freeman and Moss sued him again in December after he continued to spread falsehoods about them.At the time, their attorney Michael Gottlieb asked Giuliani’s trial judge to let Freeman and Moss immediately pursue the $148 million judgment, citing the risk that Giuliani would empty out his savings before any money could be recovered.

On Tuesday, Gottlieb said the plaintiffs were “pleased” with the agreement. “Today ends [Giuliani’s] efforts to profit off lies about these two heroes of American democracy,” Gottlieb said in a statement.

Gottlieb told The Washington Post, “If the court grants the permanent injunction as we have requested, then the second lawsuit would be over, because that is all we asked for in that lawsuit.”

Giuliani spokesman Ted Goodman said the former New York mayor has agreed not to comment on the election service of Freeman and Moss, “based on advice from his lawyers.”

“He will continue to comment on everything else surrounding the 2020 election,” Goodman said in a statement Tuesday.

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