Rudy Giuliani accused of sexual harassment by ex-employee

Rudy Giuliani accused of sexual harassment by ex-employee

A former employee is suing Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s longtime attorney, for sexual harassment. In the $10 million (£8 million) legal complaint, Noelle Dunphy claims that he forced her into sexual activities and went on “alcohol-drenched” and racial rants at work.

According to the lawsuit, he exposed himself, used Viagra “constantly,” and told Ms. Dunphy that meeting his sexual needs was a prerequisite of his position.

Through a spokeswoman, Mr. Giuliani “vehemently” disputed the accusations.

Ms. Dunphy filed the lawsuit in the state of New York on Monday, claiming that she was employed by Mr. Giuliani’s firm in 2019 while he was serving as Mr. Trump’s personal attorney.

In her lawsuit, which describes her accusations in gory detail, she claims that Mr. Giuliani started abusing her practically as soon as she started working for him.

According to the report, the former mayor of New York City forced Ms. Dunphy to have oral sex “against her will” at his apartment.

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Furthermore, it states that Mr. Giuliani “often demanded that she work naked, in a bikini, or in short shorts with an American flag on them that he bought for her” and that he would overtly touch himself during video conference meetings.

The lawsuit claims that Ms. Dunphy recorded Mr. Giuliani’s discussions, capturing sex requests and statements as well as racist, sexist, and antisemitic slurs.

Ms. Dunphy is also suing for wage theft, claiming Mr. Giuliani refused to pay her a promised $1m salary for the role as it would need to be deferred while his divorce was completed.

A spokesperson for Mr. Giuliani said he “vehemently and completely denies the allegations”, describing the claims as “pure harassment and an attempt at extortion”.

“Mayor Giuliani’s lifetime of public service speaks for itself, and he will pursue all available remedies and counterclaims,” said Mr. Giuliani’s communications adviser, Ted Goodman, as quoted by the Associated Press.

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