Since leaving the New York City mayor’s office 21 years ago, after a term in which he was dubbed “America’s Mayor” for leading the city through the attack on September 11, 2001, Rudy Giuliani has faced some problems. His law license has been suspended after he made multiple, questionable claims in court about fraud in the 2020 presidential election. His public campaign to reveal that alleged fraud saw him dripping black goo on camera at a laughable press conference, leading another press conference at a landscaping company located between an interstate and an adult bookstore, and he appeared in a scene of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film unwittingly where he made some pretty obvious physical overtures toward a young actress he believed was an interviewer.
A New York woman who claims she had a romantic relationship with Rudy Giuliani is now suing him, alleging that he sexually harassed her while she was working at his company.https://t.co/VlHFxvjgKi
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 5, 2023
Now, those issues are added to a list alongside an accusation of sexual harassment by a woman who claims she worked as an “off-the-books, secret employee” for Giuliani, doing business development and other work in a toxic environment. The accuser states that the relationship had become romantic before Giuliani began demanding sexual favors and that he frequently used racist, sexist, antisemitic, and homophobic slurs during the course of business with her and other employees.
The accuser, Ms. Dunphy, says that Giuliani offered to represent her in a domestic violence case, but that he became abusive during the course of their work together. She further states that he threatened her if she came forward, mentioning his ties to former president Donald Trump to sway her against telling her story.
According to The Daily Beast:
‘As a result of Giuliani’s legal malpractice, [Dunphy] was re-victimized, re-victimized, retraumatized, left without legal redress, and substantially worse off than before Giuliani agreed to represent her in hopes of securing justice against an abuse. Instead, Giuliani leveraged the traumatic details of [Dunphy’s] prior victimization to fulfill his morally bankrupt sexual compulsions and fetishes.’
Dunphy is currently representing herself in court, as she says that many attorneys are reluctant to take on the very famous lawyer and former mayor. Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello, claims that her lack of attorney results from the lack of credibility to her claims and a prior lawsuit alleging sexual harassment against another man. Dunphy, however, showed emails and text messages to The Daily Beast as proof and says that she has “hard evidence” to present at court.
Twitter had their own thoughts about the allegations against the man who so embarrassingly represented the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to stage a coup. Read some of their thoughts below: