Rudy Giuliani concedes he made false statements against 2 Georgia election workers

Rudy Giuliani has admitted in a court filing that he made false statements against two Georgia election workers in relation to the 2020 elections.

Legal Details: Giuliani acknowledged that he made claims that were “defamatory per se,” “actionable,” and “false” against Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss who were previously accused of mishandling ballots during the 2020 election.
* Both Freeman and Moss filed a defamation lawsuit against Giuliani in 2021 in the federal court in Washington, D.C.
* Despite admitting the falsehoods, Giuliani maintains that he has legal defenses and has insisted that his statements were constitutionally protected.

Courtroom Concessions: According to court documents, for the purposes of this litigation Giuliani “does not contest the factual allegations.”
* The attorney for Freeman and Moss, Michael J. Gottlieb, saw this concession as significant, stating that his clients had always “performed their civic duties in the 2020 presidential election in full compliance with the law.”

The Impact: The false statements made by Giuliani led to a conspiracy theory resulting in mother and daughter Freeman and Moss receiving racist death threats.
* The threats were so severe it led Moss, a Fulton County Elections Department employee, to leave her job.

Context: Giuliani and former President Trump had spread rumors about election fraud involving Freeman and Moss after Trump’s 2020 election loss.
* Trump is currently facing a criminal investigation for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. This investigation was launched after a leaked phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger went public.

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