It appears Rudy Giuliani is broke.
Politico reports that the embattled attorney, who was once a multi-millionaire, has been forced to lay off several members of his staff, as well as a number of independent contractors, in an effort to cut costs in the face of mounting legal expenses.
Giuliani, who used to move around Manhattan with as many as five yes men, has also scaled down his personal entourage to just one part-time driver, a named Eric Ryan, who is the adult son of his rumored girlfriend.
The news of Giuliani cutting back on his payroll comes just one day after it was reported he can’t afford his legal bills and has been pestering Donald Trump to dip into his $250 million campaign bank account and help bail him out.
Giuliani’s advisers have purportedly reached the point of begging Trump for the $200,000 he is owed for his failed efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. But Trump, being Trump is refusing to cut him check.
The whole thing is, frankly, pathetic, but not the least bit surprising. Unless, of course, you’re Rudy Giuliani.
To add insult to injury, Politico also notes that the 76-year-old has gotten quite used to living a “high-flying lifestyle,” which includes staying in fancy hotels, drinking expensive wine, hanging out at members-only cigar bars, riding on private jets, and collecting expensive fountain pens.
Now, he’s going to have to cut back on all of that, too.
In addition to being at the center of a DOJ probe looking into his potential ties to Ukraine, Giuliani is ensnared in not one but two defamation lawsuits by voting machine companies Smartmatic and Dominion.
Smartmatic alleges he caused grievous harm the company when he claimed it was connected to widespread election fraud. Meanwhile, Dominion says he made defamatory statements about the company as he was spearheading Trump’s frivolous post-election legal battle and is seeking $1.3 billion in damages.
And on top of all that, Giuliani has become the laughingstock of Twitter…
He was also looking for spare change and pop cans to help pay his legal bills.
— Jeff Thompson (@jeff_thompson) May 6, 2021
This man can’t afford a professional colorist!.
— Ellen Stemburg (@OwlmotherEllen) May 4, 2021
In the last few weeks, Rudy Giuliani has laid off staffers and contractors as he faces financial legal woes. I can’t wait until he’s disbarred and sent to prison.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) May 6, 2021
Loosely translated, Rudy Giuliani is broke!! ??
— Dr. Samantha O'Neill (@SamONeillSA) May 6, 2021
Rudy Giuliani is running out of money, as legal woes mount. His staff, full-time driver have been let go. His legal firm pushed him out because of his association with Trump. He has no clients now, and pays massive amounts in alimony. And Trump never paid him. Poor Rudy. #karma pic.twitter.com/KEk4rNzRqV
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) May 6, 2021
Still kinda impressed by Rudy Giuliani’s character arc of “mob prosecutor” to “mob”
— Mike Royce (@MikeRoyce) May 5, 2021
— Sgt Joker (@TheSGTJoker) May 6, 2021
To @RudyGiuliani don’t try and play the victim to circumstances you created Coludy Rudy!
— SassyLady1961 (@SLady1961) May 6, 2021
Rudy Giuliani, a shyster, shystered by shyster
— sluper ? girl?? (@vixey_picklejar) May 4, 2021
Rudy Giuliani is afraid Donald Trump won't pay his legal fees. "I never thought it would happen to me!" he was heard screaming.
— The Halfway Post (@HalfwayPost) May 6, 2021
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.