The woes of Rudy Giuliani are far from over.
On Friday, Giuliani skipped a court hearing. In his absence, he was ordered to pay a $262,000 fine to his ex wife Judith Giuliani along with paying her lawyer’s fees.
Judith Giuliani filed for divorce back in 2018, and it was finalized 2019.
She told the Manhattan Supreme Court that her ex-husband owes her a total of $262,000.
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On Thursday, one day before the court hearing, Rudy Giuliani admitted to owing Judith money, “but I don’t owe her $260,000,” he said.
The former New York mayor is facing many lawsuits including one from Dominion Voting Systems for over a $1 billion.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz said during the hearing, “If the amount is not paid by that date, I’m going to be forced — unfortunately, because it’s not something I want to do — I’m going to be forced to remand the defendant into custody.”
The following day Giuliani told the New York Post that he was a no-show due to “misunderstanding,” claiming that he “never got a notice.”
When asked about the statements from the judge the preceding day, Giuliani said he would look for ways to make things right and shared his disappointment in Katz’s comments.
Giuliani said he owes his ex-wife only $75,000 and that her claim is “grossly exaggerated.”
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