Rudy Giuliani: Dominion's 'hate-filled' lawsuit could 'wipe out' my ability to practice law
Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis during a news conference on November 19, 2020. (Screenshot)

Attorney Rudy Giuliani fired back on Monday after he was hit with a Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit that seeks $1.3 billion in damages.

In the lawsuit filed on Monday, Dominion accused Giuliani of perpetuating a "Big Lie" by claiming that the company's voting machines were used in a scheme to steal the 2020 election from then-President Donald Trump.

"The harm to Dominion's business and reputation is unprecedented and irreparable because of how fervently millions of people believe it," attorneys for the company argued.

Giuliani responded in a statement later on Monday.

"Dominion's defamation lawsuit for $1.3B will allow me to investigate their history, finances and practices fully and completely," the statement said. "The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart."

According to Giuliani, the lawsuit "is another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech, as well as the ability of lawyers to defend clients vigorously."

The statement added: "As such, we will investigate a countersuit against them for violating these Constitutional rights."