In a striking decision from Washington D.C., former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani lost a defamation suit to Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss.
The loss could mean a heavy price tag for Giuliani, who recently admitted to making false statements about the workers, implying they tampered with ballots in the 2020 election. The result of those false statements: Freeman and Moss endured threats, emotional distress, and reputational damage.
Judge Beryl Howell voiced stern criticism, noting Giuliani’s failure to cooperate adequately in the case. That failure could now cost him thousands, if not millions, in damages. Giuliani has already been sanctioned nearly $90,000 in this case.
While the exact value of damages remains undecided, one thing is clear: this isn’t about just money. As Freeman and Moss stated, what they went through after the 2020 election was a “living nightmare.”
As their journey for justice continues, a significant question arises: What’s the real cost of spreading false information?