Rudy Giuliani was a no-show at his Manhattan court hearing where a judge ordered him to pay $235,000 in late divorce payments to his ex-wife or be thrown in jail.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz passed down his judgment on Friday in the case between Giuliani, 78, and his ex-wife, Judith, 67, who claimed he’d fallen behind on $262,000 owed to her under the terms of their heated 2019 divorce, the New York Post reports.
‘If the amount is not paid by that date, I’m going to be forced — unfortunately, because it’s not something I want to do — I’m going to be forced to remand the defendant into custody,’ Katz said.
The judge noted that because Giuliani wasn’t in court or disputed Judith’s claims, he ultimately granted the ex-wife’s request for the former New York City mayor to fork over a default payment of $225,000, plus another $10,000 for legal fees.
‘He clearly has failed to meet his obligations,’ Katz said. ‘Unfortunately, I’m constrained to find him in…