Today marks the start of the trial for Rudy Giuliani's defamation lawsuit, which was filed by two Georgia election workers seeking damages.

Today marks the start of the trial for Rudy Giuliani’s defamation lawsuit, which was filed by two Georgia election workers seeking damages.

On Monday, jury selection will commence in a notable case where former lawyer for Trump, Rudy Giuliani, is being sued for defamation. The lawsuit is linked to his purported actions of disputing the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

Two ex-election workers from Fulton County, Georgia, named Ruby Freeman and her daughter Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss, have filed a lawsuit against the former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani. They claim that Giuliani launched a malicious attack on them by consistently and falsely accusing them of engaging in election fraud in an attempt to alter the results of the 2020 election in their state. Recent court documents state that they are seeking damages ranging from $15.5 million to $43 million from Giuliani, but it is uncertain what amount the jury will ultimately award them.

Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell had already determined that Giuliani was found to be liable.

responsible for multiple accusations

The upcoming jury trial will decide the compensation to be given to Freeman and Moss for charges of slander, causing emotional harm, and participating in a civil plot.

The Georgia Election Board has determined that the allegations against the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections, and two of its election workers, were baseless and unsupported. The board concluded that there was no proof of fraudulent activity as claimed.

The court has directed Giuliani to pay Freeman and Moss $89,000 for legal fees and expenses regarding a request to compel him to fulfill his discovery obligations. Additionally, Giuliani’s businesses must cover $43,000 in legal fees for attempting to force Freeman and Moss to provide requested documents and participate in depositions.

Giuliani originally faced a July 25 deadline to reimburse the mother and daughter, and as a sanction for failing to repay them by that date, Howell said the jury may be instructed to “infer that [Giuliani] is intentionally trying to hide relevant discovery about his financial assets for the purpose of artificially deflating his net worth” when determining the amount to award Freeman and Moss.

In a previous phase of the situation, Giuliani

He admitted to making untrue statements.

Regarding Freeman and Moss, he accused them of committing voter fraud during the election. However, he stated that his accusations were protected by the Constitution as free speech.

Freeman and Moss were featured prominently in the House select committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack — telling Congress they’ve received numerous threats against their lives. They are mentioned in special counsel Jack Smith’s 2020 election-related indictment against Trump, in which Giuliani has been identified by CBS News as an unnamed co-conspirator. 

Earlier this year, Fani Willis, the District Attorney of Fulton County, announced…

Giuliani and the ex-president were accused. for their alleged efforts to

change the outcome of Georgia’s election

According to prosecutors, a person connected to Trump attempted to influence Freeman into changing her statement about the election while under investigation by the state.

Trump and Giuliani have denied any misconduct and entered a plea of not guilty to the charges against them.

The initial legal action was also brought against Herring Media, the proprietor of One America News, but they reached a resolution on the allegations.

An attorney representing Giuliani’s criminal case did not reply to a comment inquiry. However, Ted Goodman, a political advisor to Giuliani, issued a statement prior to the trial.

“At some point in the future, this will be seen as a negative part of our country’s past, as those in control try to dismantle their opposing political party using methods that greatly and permanently damage the American justice system,” stated Goodman. “I encourage members of the legal community and all citizens – regardless of political views – to take a stand and speak out against the manipulation of our justice system for political gain.”

Robert Legare