Hunter Biden filed a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani, a previous lawyer for former President Donald Trump, and his former attorney, Robert Costello, accusing them of “hacking.”
The lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles accuses Giuliani and Costello of “hacking into, tampering with, manipulating, copying, disseminating, and generally obsessing over data” which is described as being “taken or stolen” from Hunter Biden’s laptop, according to CNBC.
Lawyers for Biden say this is a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
“For the past many months and even years, Defendants have dedicated an extraordinary amount of time and energy toward looking for, hacking into, tampering with, manipulating, copying, disseminating, and generally obsessing over data that they were given that was taken or stolen from Plaintiff’s devices or storage platforms, including what Defendants claims to have obtained from Plaintiff’s alleged ‘laptop computer,'” the lawsuit says.
Hunter Biden's lawsuit states that his data was "manipulated, altered and damaged" before being copied and sent to Rudy Giuliani and attorney Robert Costello. https://t.co/01S5rCoB3H
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The lawsuit continues to allege that Giuliani and Costello, along with others, are “primarily responsible” for the “total annihilation” of Biden’s digital privacy.
“Defendants are among those who have been primarily responsible for what has been described as the ‘total annihilation’ of Plaintiff’s digital privacy,” the lawsuit says.
This lawsuit represents the most recent one that Biden has filed regarding his laptop. On Sept. 13, the son of President Joe Biden filed a lawsuit against former Trump aide Garrett Ziegler and 10 other unnamed defendants for having posted content from his laptop.
Biden’s lawsuit against Giuliani and Costello is requesting a jury trial to help determine the damages.
The laptop has been the center of House Republicans’ investigations surrounding social media censoring regarding the Biden laptop story, along with election and COVID-19-related issues.
On Sept. 14, Biden was indicted on three firearms charges relating to his unlawful possession of a firearm while on drugs.
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