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  • A jury ordered Rudy Giuliani to pay nearly $150 million to two Georgia election workers for the harm caused by defamatory statements he made about them following the 2020 election.
  • The judge in the case has already ruled Giuliani spread false information about Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and her mother Ruby Freeman.
  • Freeman and Moss were awarded more than $16 million each for defamation, $20 million each for emotional distress and $75 million total in punitive damages, stemming from a series of statements Giuliani and others, including former President Donald Trump, made.
  • In emotional testimony, Moss and Freeman described the flood of threats they received after Giuliani and others disseminated lies about them.

Verdict in Giuliani case joins other high-profile defamation payouts in recent years

From CNN’s Aileen Graef

A Washington, DC, jury on Friday ordered Rudy Giuliani to pay more than $148 million to two Georgia election workers for the harm caused by defamatory statements he made following the 2020 election.

It is the latest payout in a string of other high-profile defamation cases in recent years.

Here are some of them:

Sandy Hook families v. Alex Jones 

Dominion v. Fox News 

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp 

  • Ordered payout: The jury awarded $15 million to Depp and $2 million to Heard

Cardi B v. Tasha K  

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