On Thursday, three poll workers in Georgia sued former President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani again, alleging he defamed them after they won a $148 million settlement with the state.
Brad Raffensperger, Jacquelyn Johnston, and Rhonda Taylor were among the individuals who received the settlement, which stemmed from a lawsuit they had filed against state officials over an election audit.
The three workers filed the complaint in Gwinnett County Superior Court, accusing Giuliani of falsely accusing them of being part of a conspiracy to steal the 2020 election in Georgia.
Giuliani accused the poll workers of “knowingly and purposely” certifying votes when officials in the counties in question knew about “irregularities” that happened during the election.
In their complaint, the poll workers allege that Giuliani’s words were “calculated to cause patients of these workers to think they were fraudulent and to question their political integrity.”
This is the second lawsuit brought against Giuliani on the same grounds. The first was filed in February by a church whose members were also defamed by Giuliani. It is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, as well as a ruling that would bar Giuliani from further accusing the church members of being part of a conspiracy.
This case is the latest in a string of similar lawsuits that have been brought against Giuliani over his assertions of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.
In March, a voter in Georgia sued Giuliani for defamation after he accused the voter of committing voter fraud in the November 2020 election. Earlier this month, a Georgia law firm sued Rudy Giuliani for defamation on behalf of eight poll workers who were also accused of being part of a voter fraud scheme.
These lawsuits demonstrate that it’s not just the former president who is being held accountable for spreading false information about the election, but his associates as well. While these lawsuits may not prevent Giuliani from continuing to spread falsehoods, they do hold him accountable for the damage he has done.