Rudy has effectively, apparently legally, admitted liability for defamation.
The thing is, in a civil case, once you admit liability, you are on to damages.
That is just how it goes.
What are the damages for these women?
They are far from negligible as Rudy will argue. Damages are huge.
So, what are the damages? And why is Rudy admitting to liability? Does Rudy have no money to be attached?
That is really it, isn’t it? Rudy is admitting he has no money, otherwise would never make this argument.