NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says she worked off the books to Rudy Giuliani during his passage as the one of donald trump personal lawyer alleges in court documents that the former NY The city mayor forced her to have sex and owes her nearly $2 million in unpaid wages.
Noelle Dunphy said in the lawsuit that she was Giuliani’s director of business development and public relations consultant from 2019 to 2021. She initially went public with her allegations in January, but further detailed them in a 70-page legal complaint filed Monday in New York.
Giuliani “vehemently” denied the allegations through a spokesman. His attorney had also previously denied that Dunphy ever worked for Giuliani.
“Mayor Giuliani’s life of public service speaks for itself, and he will pursue all available remedies and counterclaims,” Giuliani’s communications adviser Ted Goodman said.
The new court filing portrays Giuliani, 78, as a hard-drinking, Viagra-taking womanizer who made satisfying his sexual demands “an absolute requirement of his employment.” She is looking for at least $10 million.
Dunphy claimed in the lawsuit that he made numerous audio recordings of Giuliani, including some in which he says he can be heard making sexual comments, demanding sex, and making sexist, racist and anti-Semitic comments.
Dunphy’s legal team declined a request by The Associated Press to share those recordings, saying they were part of the litigation.
Included in the complaint are screenshots of suggestive text messages purportedly from Giuliani.
The lawsuit claims that Giuliani hired Dunphy in January 2019 and promised to pay him $1 million a year for his consulting work. But he told her that he had to defer the payment until he filed for divorce from his third wife, Judith, according to the lawsuit.
Almost immediately, according to the complaint, Giuliani began making sexual advances, including kissing her in the back of a pickup truck on their first day and demanding that she babysit him sexually, sometimes while on the phone with high-profile friends and clientele.
Often, Dunphy alleges, Giuliani would require her to work in a bikini or the American flag-themed shorts he bought her, and would urge her to strip for him during video meetings.
Giuliani settled for divorce in December 2019, but Dunphy said all she received from Giuliani were a few cash payments totaling $12,000 to cover living expenses. He still owes her $1,988,000, she said.
Dunphy also contended that Giuliani had broken a promise to represent her, free of charge, in a protracted legal battle involving allegations of domestic violence.
In that legal fight, Dunphy accused a romantic partner of raping her and throwing her down the stairs. The man she sued filed a counterclaim, saying he was the one being physically assaulted and harassed. She also sued for defamation, saying that he was being blackmailed.
Dunphy agreed to accept $10,000 to settle their claims in 2016. But the two parties were still fighting over a final resolution as recently as last year.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual abuse unless they give permission, as Dunphy has.
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