Giuliani Mounts The ‘I’m Rubber, You’re Glue’ Defense Against Dominion Lawsuit
While he won’t receive a Pulitzer Prize for fiction writing, Rudy Giuliani certainly was creative when spinning his false narrative mass voter fraud yarn. On Wednesday Donald Trump’s former attorney again flexed his storytelling muscles in submitting his response to the $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit filed against him by Dominion Voting Systems Inc.
Giuliani’s filing included a motion that asks the presiding judge to flat out dismiss Dominion’s suit, claiming the voting machine company hasn’t shown that it was injured by the falsehoods that the former New York City mayor spent months spreading after the November 2020 presidential election.
Dominion’s Jan. 25 lawsuit alleges that Giuliani’s real motivation for making false claims about the company’s voting machines was to sell gold coins, cigars and dietary supplements on his podcast. The one-time federal prosecutor resorted to the riposte “I’m rubber, you’re glue, your words bounce off me and stick you” defense and claimed that it was he who was defamed in Dominion’s lawsuit.
Giuliani claimed that Dominion made 50 “false and defamatory statements” about him in its lawsuit. He also alleged that Dominion is improperly seeking “exorbitant” damages. His filing did not offer any defense or back up of the outrageous claims he had made about Dominion and its voting machines, but did suggest that he would do so later if the case continues.
“Should this matter reach legal or factual adjudication on the merits, Giuliani will provide a vigorous and complete response,” his lawyer, Joseph D. Sibley, said in the 10-page filing.
The Denver-based company also has filed similar defamation lawsuits against former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell and the MyPillow guy, Mike Lindell.