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Why Hunter Biden Decided To Drop Lawsuit Against Rudy Giuliani

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on June 15, 2024 at 12:10 PM EDT

Last year, Hunter Biden, 54, formally accused Rudy Giuliani and Robert Costello of violating computer fraud and data access laws, alleging they tampered with data from his "devices or storage platforms."

In December, Giuliani filed for bankruptcy protection after being ordered to pay $148 million for defaming two former Georgia election workers.

Months later, Hunter Biden has dropped the lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani, which initially sought more than $75,000 in damages.

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Hunter Biden Drops Lawsuit

Hunter Biden seen arriving at trial in Wilmington, DE

According to a court filing on Thursday, Hunter Biden has agreed to drop a civil lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani and Giuliani's former lawyer, Robert Costello.

Per NBC, attorneys for all three parties filed an agreement stating that Hunter will drop the lawsuit and each party will cover their own legal fees.

“As Giuliani is in bankruptcy and agreed to have the case waiting for when he is done, it made no sense to continue it in a non-bankruptcy court until that happens," a person close to the case told NBC News.

Giuliani's spokesperson, Ted Goodman, was happy to hear about Hunter's decision to drop the lawsuit.

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"This should serve as a reminder to people that — despite the unrelenting attacks by partisan Democrats and their allies in the permanent Washington political class — Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s integrity and commitment to the truth is unwavering," he told NBC.

This comes days after Hunter Biden was found guilty on three charges in relation to his gun trial.

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Hunter Biden Found Guilty

Hunter Biden seen arriving at trial in Wilmington, DE

Hunter Biden, the only surviving son of President Joe Biden, was on trial for three felony charges related to his 2018 firearm purchase. The allegations claimed he provided false information and illegally possessed the firearm due to his reported drug use at the time.

On Monday, June 10, the jury deliberated for one hour before reconvening Tuesday morning for two hours. They ultimately found Hunter Biden guilty on all three counts.

Two of those counts carry a maximum sentence of 10 years, while the third carries a maximum sentence of 5 years. As he is a first-time offender and does not have a criminal record, it is unlikely that he will receive the maximum sentence.

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“I am more grateful today for the love and support I experienced this last week from Melissa, my family, my friends, and my community than I am disappointed by the outcome," Hunter said following the verdict. "Recovery is possible by the grace of God, and I am blessed to experience that gift one day at a time.”

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Joe Biden Speaks On His Son's Guilty Verdict

President Joe Biden speaking

Moments after the guilty verdict was read, President Joe Biden broke his silence on the outcome of his son's trial.

“As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son," the President of the United States said. "And we are so proud of the man he is today. So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery."

“As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that," he added.

Joe Biden also previously said that he would not pardon his son if found guilty.

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Donald Trump On Hunter Biden's Guilty Verdict

Donald Trump at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse

Former President Donald Trump was not afraid to speak his mind following the verdict, claiming that the trial was a "distraction."

“This trial has been nothing more than a distraction from the real crimes of the Biden Crime Family, which has raked in tens of millions of dollars from China, Russia and Ukraine," Trump's statement read, per CNN. "Crooked Joe Biden’s reign over the Biden Family Criminal Empire is all coming to an end on November 5th, and never again will a Biden sell government access for personal profit."

"As for Hunter, we wish him well in his recovery and legal affairs," the statement concluded.

More To Come...

Hunter Biden holding a cell phone

Hunter Biden's legal drama is far from over. He is set to stand trial once again in September on nine federal tax charges, to which he has pleaded not guilty. These charges were not admissible in the recent gun trial in Delaware.

It remains to be seen if he will now plead guilty to those charges to avoid another conviction.

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