Rudy Giuliani concedes that he made false statements about Fulton County election workers

ATLANTA — In new court documents filed Tuesday, Rudy Giuliani conceded that he made false statements about two Fulton County election workers whom he accused of engaging in voter fraud.

Ruby Freeman and her daughter Shaye Moss worked in a corner room at State Farm Arena counting votes following the 2020 presidential election. They were volunteers but became targets of conspiracy theorists.

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Freeman and Moss filed a defamation lawsuit against Giuliani, saying that he continued to push false statements about them trying to commit voter fraud. Both women went into hiding after saying they received death threats and other forms of harassment.

In the documents filed Tuesday, Giuliani says he believes that he has still a legal defense to the defamation complaint; however, he is no longer contesting the allegations in the lawsuit and concedes that he made false statements.

Giuliani is still contesting any damages and is standing behind his argument that his statements were “constitutionally protected.”

The concession from Giuliani comes weeks after the Georgia elections board cleared Freeman and Moss any of wrongdoing.

“This serves as further evidence that Ms. Freeman and Ms. Moss -- while doing their patriotic duty and serving their community -- were simply collateral damage in a coordinated effort to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election,” the attorney representing Freeman and Moss said in a statement.

In an exclusive interview, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told Channel 2′s Richard Elliot that he’s glad the board cleared Fulton County but is very glad they cleared Freeman and Moss.

“And so, we move on. But the damage has been done to those ladies, and that’s very regrettable,” Raffensperger said.

ABC News contributed to this report.