A woman who says she was a former employee of Rudy Giuliani accused him of sexual assault in a mammoth Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit Monday, including allegations he demanded she perform oral sex while he was on the phone with Donald Trump and lie to the FBI.
Noelle Dunphy, a business consultant who said she worked for Giuliani from January 2019 through 2021 when he was then-President Trump’s lawyer, announced her intention to sue him in January. In response, Giuliani filed a demand to see a complaint.
Dunphy’s 70-page suit cites multiple audio recordings and accuses Giuliani, 78, in graphic detail of subjecting her to sexual assault and harassment throughout her employment, forcing her to engage in “violent sex” and attend work video conferences naked and work in short shorts he bought printed with an American flag.
“He often demanded oral sex while he took phone calls on speaker phone from high-profile friends and clients, including then-President Trump. Giuliani told Ms. Dunphy that he enjoyed engaging in this conduct while on the telephone because it made him ‘feel like Bill Clinton,’” reads Dunphy’s suit.
“[Some] of the individuals who Giuliani spoke with on these calls were law clients of Giuliani (such as Mr. Trump), who were unaware that Ms. Dunphy was in the room and could overhear their conversations,” the suit details, describing some of the conversations as highly sensitive.
“These discussions included, for example, strategies as to how to deal with the investigation being conducted by Robert Mueller, and whether it might be possible to distract, intimidate, or otherwise dissuade Mueller from proceeding against Trump.”
A representative for Giuliani said he “vehemently and completely denies” Dunphy’s account “and plans to thoroughly defend against these allegations. This is pure harassment and an attempt at extortion.”
Giuliani’s representative, who asked not to be named so they could speak candidly, said he dated Dunphy for a while, but denied she was employed by him or his entities.
Giuliani advisor Ted Goodman claimed that Dunphy never actually worked for Giuliani.
The suit, which said Giuliani “worked aggressively” to hire Dunphy, said she played a critical role in his organization, managing his schedule and public profile. She accuses the former mayor of requesting she work off-the-books until his bitter divorce with Judith Giuliani was finalized, and then failing to follow through with $2 million in wages.
Among the other bombshell accusations included in the lawsuit is that in February 2019, Giuliani told Dunphy there was a plan for the possibility of Trump losing the 2020 presidential election to Biden. “Trump’s team would claim that there was ‘voter fraud’ and that Trump had actually won the election,” he told her. Trump did , in fact, lose, claim fraud and insist he’d won.
The sex terrorist allegedly urged Dunphy to lie in October 2019 when she received a voicemail from an agent probing Giuliani. That month, the feds arrested Giuliani’s business associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman trying to leave the country with one-way tickets. Both men involved with Russian financial interests were convicted in late 2021 of federal campaign finance laws related to their work trying to find dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine.
The suit further alleges that Giuliani was peddling pardons for $2 million, “which he and President Trump would split.”
“He told Ms. Dunphy that she could refer individuals seeking pardons to him, so long as they did not go through ‘the normal channels’ of the Office of the Pardon Attorney, because correspondence going to that office would be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.”
The abuse started “almost immediately” after Dunphy’s hiring in early 2019, alleges the suit.
“He made clear that satisfying his sexual demands — which came virtually anytime, anywhere — was an absolute requirement of her employment and of his legal representation. Giuliani began requiring Ms. Dunphy to work at his home and out of hotel rooms, so that she would be at his beck and call. He drank morning, noon, and night, and was frequently intoxicated, and therefore his behavior was always unpredictable,” reads the suit, alleging he “took Viagra constantly.”
Giuliani’s inappropriate and “bizarre” questions of a sexual nature escalated almost immediately after Dunphy began working for him, the lawsuit alleges, when he flew her to New York on a chartered plane a week after she was hired and insisted she stays in his guest suite on the Upper East Side.
She alleges an inebriated Giuliani was waiting on the bed in her room after she got out of the shower, where he forced her to perform oral sex against her will, holding her by her hair. As a demonstrative example of what Giuliani looked like on the bed, the suit included an image of him in the infamous hidden camera scene in “Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm,” in which he was captured with his hands down his pants in a Manhattan hotel room in a compromising position with a woman.
The first time the diabolical Giuliani forced Dunphy into intercourse was February 2019, according to the lawsuit, noting that she had refused and avoided it until that point.
“Giuliani told Ms. Dunphy that he would not wait any longer to have sex with her. Giuliani would not take ‘no’ for an answer,” reads the suit.
“She never consented to intercourse, but she eventually stopped resisting because it was clear that he would not stop pressuring her.”
Dunphy’s suit says many of her claims are backed up with audio recordings. She says she has Giuliani on tape telling her he was in love with a 20-year-old employee more than 50 years his junior, who he fantasized about kissing, and that with Dunphy, he “just could not control” himself around her. Giuliani’s representative said any recordings Dunphy has of him were illegally obtained, declining to discuss their alleged substance.
The former mayor is quoted making outrageously sexist, racist, and antisemitic comments in multiple recorded conversations, including comments like, “I’m gonna make it a little painful,” “Be a slut! Be Rudy’s slut,” “I think of you as my daughter. Is that weird?” and declaring he would “get in trouble with underage girls” who were 16 but looked 20.
It describes the racist rapist acting obsessed with Dunphy, calling her up to 53 times a day. The suit references him making inappropriate sexual comments about her and much younger female colleagues, including one recorded incident on March 4, 2019, when he openly fantasized about sleeping with her while drinking Bloody Marys on the job.
“Giuliani became drunk, and fantasized about visiting a hotel with Ms. Dunphy, bizarrely saying during a recorded conversation that he would tell the doorman to wait outside with the luggage so that ‘we do it on the floor in the living room … we don’t even make it to the bedroom. All the clothes come off,’ and telling the doorman, ‘I need time alone with my girlfriend, with my daughter. With my little girl,’” the lawsuit quotes Giuliani.
“This became part of a pattern in which Giuliani referenced Ms. Dunphy as his ‘daughter’ in the context of sexual activity and made her extremely uncomfortable.”
Dunphy’s suit lists multiple causes of action, including battery, and demands $10 million in damages.