Former affiliate suing Rudy Giuliani for alleged sexual assault, harassment
NEW YORK CITY — A former affiliate is suing Rudy Giuliani for sexual assault and harassment, wage theft, and different misconduct, accusing the previous mayor and Trump lawyer of constructing “sexual calls for” and occurring “alcohol-drenched rants that included sexist, racist, and antisemitic remarks,” lots of which have been recorded.
Noelle Dunphy mentioned she started working for Giuliani in 2019 as his director of enterprise improvement and her lawsuit mentioned Giuliani “started abusing Ms. Dunphy nearly instantly after she began working for” him.
“He made clear that satisfying his sexual demands-which got here just about anytime, anywhere-was an absolute requirement of her employment and of his authorized illustration,” the lawsuit mentioned.
In response to Dunphy, Giuliani promised her a $1 million annual wage however the supply got here with a catch: Giuliani was within the midst of an acrimonious divorce, and he instructed Ms. Dunphy that her pay must be deferred and her employment saved “secret” till the divorce proceedings completed. He claimed that his “loopy” ex-wife and her attorneys have been watching his cashflow, and that his ex-wife would “assault” and “retaliate” towards any feminine worker that Giuliani employed, the lawsuit mentioned.
A part of the job required Dunphy to report her interactions with Giuliani “anytime, anyplace, in addition to Giuliani’s interactions with others,” the lawsuit mentioned.
“However unbeknownst to Ms. Dunphy, Giuliani apparently determined through the interview that he would use the job supply and his illustration as a pretext to develop a quid professional quo sexual relationship with Ms. Dunphy.
He was later recorded telling Ms. Dunphy, ‘I’ve wished you from the day I interviewed you,'” the lawsuit mentioned.
In response to the lawsuit, per week into her employment, Giuliani had Dunphy flown to New York on a chartered aircraft and insisted she keep in a visitor suite in his higher east facet condo.
The 2 drank and at one level “Giuliani then pulled her head onto his penis, with out asking for or acquiring any type of consent. He held her by her hair. It grew to become clear to Ms. Dunphy that there was no approach out of giving him oral intercourse. She did so, towards her will.”
Giuliani typically demanded that Dunphy work bare, in a bikini, or in brief shorts with an American flag on them that he purchased for her, the lawsuit mentioned.
“After they have been aside, they’d typically work remotely by way of videoconference, and through these conferences Giuliani nearly all the time requested her to take away her garments on digicam. He typically known as from his mattress, the place he was visibly touching himself below a white sheet,” the lawsuit mentioned.
A spokesperson launched a press release on Giuliani’s behalf that mentioned, “Giuliani vehemently and fully denies the allegations within the grievance and plans to totally defend towards these allegations. That is pure harassment and an try at extortion.”