Rudolph Giuliani alleges that he was undercompensated by approximately $2 million for his legal services rendered during Donald Trump’s 2020 election campaign. This assertion came to light during a meeting with his creditors at the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Giuliani’s claim for outstanding legal fees holds significance as he navigates personal bankruptcy proceedings.
Having filed for Chapter 11 protection in December, Giuliani’s financial situation became further strained after being directed by a jury to pay $148 million to two Georgia election workers for baseless accusations of election fraud.
During the creditor meeting, Giuliani clarified that his claim of $2 million is directed towards the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, emphasizing that he received only expense reimbursements, not a salary.
Facing inquiries from Andrea Schwartz, an attorney with the US Trustee, Giuliani disclosed his financial status, revealing assets valued at $10.6 million against liabilities nearing $153 million. Schwartz highlighted discrepancies in asset declarations and expenditure records, urging for clarity.
Giuliani, once a high-earning attorney, attributed his financial downfall to the substantial defamation penalty he incurred, pledging to appeal the verdict. However, this case is just one among many legal battles he faces, including defamation lawsuits from Hunter Biden and former associate Noelle Dunphy for sexual harassment.
Giuliani utilized the platform to challenge the accusations against him and lament the loss of his legal credentials, emphasizing his efforts to support Trump’s election challenges in 2020.
In a subsequent statement, Giuliani’s adviser, Ted Goodman, defended his client’s integrity, attributing his bankruptcy to the alleged misuse of the justice system for political motives. Goodman asserted that Giuliani’s bankruptcy is a consequence of his defiance against political coercion and censorship.