In a recent development, Rudy Giuliani, the embattled former personal lawyer of Donald Trump, has suggested that the ex-president might owe him a significant sum in unpaid legal fees. This assertion emerged in Giuliani's latest bankruptcy filing, reflecting the depth of his financial distress.
Known for his role as Trump's attorney during the contentious aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Giuliani's financial struggles have become increasingly public. In a detailed submission to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Giuliani presented an intricate picture of his financial status, revealing a monthly net income of merely $2,308.
This filing included a reference to a "possible claim for unpaid legal fees against Donald J. Trump," although the exact amount remains unspecified. This development follows a December bankruptcy declaration by Giuliani after a court mandated him to pay $148 million in damages to two Georgia election workers, a penalty stemming from his unfounded claims about the 2020 election.
Giuliani's Financial Struggles
The New York Times previously reported on Giuliani's repeated, yet unsuccessful, attempts to obtain payment for his legal services from Trump, with sources suggesting the amount could run into millions of dollars.
These financial woes are not new for Giuliani, who has openly admitted his inability to cover his legal expenses. Despite efforts to fundraise for his legal defense, Giuliani managed to garner only $1 million from a mere 13 donors.
Giuliani's role in Trump's legal landscape was primarily focused on challenging the 2020 election results, promoting baseless allegations of electoral fraud. Both Trump and Giuliani, along with 17 others, faced criminal charges in a Georgia state court in August for their attempts to overturn the election results in the state.
Additionally, Giuliani is contending with lawsuits from voting machine companies Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic over claims of defamation. In a separate legal proceeding, a federal jury recently imposed $83.3 million in damages on Trump in the defamation trial brought by E.
Jean Carroll. This series of legal battles and financial revelations underscores the ongoing turbulence in the post-presidential lives of Trump and his close associates like Giuliani.