Rudy Giuliani Hit With A More Than $1.3 Billion Defamation Lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems
Nearly a week following Donald Trump's departure from the White House, 45, now trapped at his Floridian Mar a Lago residence sans Twitter, Facebook, and even Twitch, has begun his post-Presidential fade into obscurity, to the relief of pretty much everyone sick and tired of receiving breaking news notifications on their phones every ten minutes. Yet in his tangible absence from the public eye and the media, it seems Donnie has left behind a proverbial heir apparent to revel in the limelight with his bizarre statements and antics -- none other than Borat 2 star Rudy Giuliani. Over the past month, the attorney has faced ostracization at every turn, his relationship with ex-President Trump souring as he's lost several supporters and accolades, however, it seems even more of RuGiu's chickens have now come home to roost. After more than three months of spewing unfounded nonsense about the validity of the 2020 election, the former New York City Mayor is now facing the hefty repercussions of his phony claims, staring down a massive legal battle with the manufacturer of a widely-used electronic voting software used in last year's presidential race.
On Monday, Dominion Voting Systems, clearly fed up with the hot air coming from Giuliani's mouth and nether regions, slapped the lawyer with a more than $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit, centering around his baseless claims of voter fraud as well as his bogus allegations that the company is owned by Venezuelan communists and rigged last November's presidential election.
"Just as Giuliani and his allies intended, the Big Lie went viral on social media as people tweeted, retweeted, and raged that Dominion had stolen their votes," reads the suit, filed in a Washington D.C. court earlier this week. "While some lies -- little lies -- flare up on social media and die with the next news cycle, the Big Lie was different. The harm to Dominion's business and reputation is unprecedented and irreparable because of how fervently millions of people believe it." Welp, let's hope he saved his reported $20,000 per day presidential paychecks ...
Instead of oh, I don't know, working on assembling a very good legal team to give him even the slightest chance of leaving the courtroom without ten-digits of debt, Giuliani did what any defendant would do in these trying times, issuing a wacky statement to CNN alleging how he's, um, excited to investigate the voting software company? "Dominion's defamation lawsuit for $1.3B will allow me to investigate their history, finances, and practices fully and completely," he told CNN of his impending court case. "The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart. It is another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech, as well as the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously." Now, I'm no lawyer, a statement it seems Giuliani may be able to echo soon enough if the New York Bar Association has its way, but I don't think that's how any of this works.
Yet as POTUS's former right-hand man attempts to "investigate a countersuit against them for violating these Constitutional rights," he's far from alone in facing Dominion Voting Systems' legal wrath. Earlier this month, the business filed a similar lawsuit against Pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell, also seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages for her fabricated claims surrounding the company and the results of the 2020 election.
So, Mr. Guiliani, if you're reading this, remember, when it comes to spewing unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud, talk shit, get hit with a massive defamation lawsuit. Good luck -- it seems like you're really gonna need it.
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