On Monday, Rudy Giuliani was served with a lawsuit by his former attorneys, alleging that he owes approximately $1.4 million in unpaid legal fees.
Robert Costello, a partner at the law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, initiated the lawsuit in a New York court. The lawsuit alleges that the firm acted as Giuliani’s legal counsel and provided a variety of legal services between November 2019 and July 2023. The lawsuit claims that Giuliani owes more than $1.57 million in legal fees, yet he has only recently remitted $214,000. Costello is pursuing the delinquent amount in addition to accrued interest.
Giuliani, along with Trump and other defendants, was recently charged in Georgia as part of a scheme to invalidate the results of the 2020 presidential election in that state. Giuliani was represented by Costello’s law firm in a portion of the aforementioned investigation and in the case headed by special counsel Jack Smith concerning the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
In a statement provided to NBC News, Giuliani responded to the lawsuit by asserting that the costs cited in the legal documents were “way in excess” of what could be deemed reasonable or permissible.
Giuliani highlighted the profound effect it has had on him. “I cannot express how profoundly offended I am by Bob Costello’s actions. It’s a travesty when attorneys behave in this manner, and all I can say is that their bill exceeds anything remotely resembling reasonable fees.”
Costello issued a response to Giuliani on the subsequent Monday via CBS News, “How can he take a personal affront when he owes my firm $1.4 million? For almost four years he received bills and never complained (and never paid).”
“He only said they were excessive when we told him we would sue. It’s too late for that frivolous claim as he will find out in court,” Costello added. “I’m sorry he took the low road here because he is feeling desperate.”
According to reports, the former mayor of New York City has struggled to cover his substantial legal costs related to his involvement in legal matters involving his work for former President Trump after the 2020 presidential election. Giuliani has recently placed his renowned residential property in Manhattan on the market, while simultaneously promoting videos on the platform Cameo in order to generate income.
Former President Donald Trump hosted a fundraiser at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for which each guest was required to pay $100,000. This event was intended to generate financial support for the former mayor of New York City.
Giuliani departed the 9/11 memorial early this year due to the attendees.
🙏 I just left some of the families. Heartbroken https://t.co/qPBJDU8hNj
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 11, 2023
When terrorists flew commercial planes into the Twin Towers that morning, they permanently altered New York’s landscape and the souls of all Americans. On that day, there were numerous heroes, and those who gave without delay should not be forgotten.
Giuliani was on the scene for days, inhaling in the noxious dust that ultimately caused the cancer deaths of many survivors and rescuers. As New York commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities on American soil, individuals who do not respect our borders appeared in the city.
In attendance were Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, neither of whom support regulating our borders despite being charged with doing so.
Giuliani responded to Newsmax host Greg Kelly’s question about his thoughts on the 22nd anniversary of the World Trade Center attack by stating, “You know, today I’m thinking, unfortunately, that our country is in more danger than it was before September 11, largely because of Biden and two of the people who were there today, Harris and Mayorkas.”
Giuliani continued by stating that the apparition of the two Biden administration officials prompted him to depart the ceremony early.
He continued, “It really prompted me and I think Bernie to leave a little bit earlier than we would. It’s hard to be there with them, thinking of the millions and millions of people that have come across the border. We don’t know who they are and all of our improvements in anti-terrorism are intelligence, and intelligence doesn’t work if you don’t know who’s coming in.”
The former Mayor summed up the audacity of Harris and Myorkis to appear at the commerative gathering in a nutshell.
Giuliani — who was mayor of New York City at the time of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks — went on to condemn Harris’ speech comparing the January 6, 2021 Capitol riots to 9/11 and the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
“That’s an unbelievable insult to the people who lost their lives on September 11th and in Pearl Harbor,” he protested.