Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has filed a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani, former attorney for Donald Trump, and his attorney Robert Costello. The lawsuit accuses them of hacking and manipulating data on an external hard drive associated with Hunter Biden’s laptop. Giuliani and Costello have admitted to accessing the hard drive’s data, claiming it was provided to them by a computer repair shop owner who allegedly obtained the laptop legally. The lawsuit alleges that the data was tampered with and manipulated, and was shared with allies such as Steve Bannon. The lawsuit is part of Hunter Biden’s legal team’s efforts to push back against Republican accusations of corruption and defamation.
The lawsuit specifically claims that Giuliani and Costello used Hunter Biden’s username to gain access to his data, copied it, and shared it with others. The data from the laptop has been a source of controversy, with emails and images fueling conservative media headlines and Republican claims of corruption. However, the lawsuit argues that some of the data was tampered with and altered. Giuliani’s public statements about his access to the data, including boasting about copying it onto his own computer, are cited as evidence in the lawsuit.
This lawsuit is the latest development in the ongoing legal battles faced by both Hunter Biden and Giuliani. Giuliani was indicted in August on charges related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Hunter Biden, on the other hand, was indicted on charges related to his alleged purchase of a firearm while being a drug user. Both have pleaded not guilty and deny any wrongdoing. The lawsuit against Giuliani is part of Hunter Biden’s legal team’s aggressive efforts to counter Republican accusations and pursue legal action against those they believe have defamed him.