A former associate of Rudy Giuliani has accused the ex-Trump attorney of “unlawful abuses of power, wide-ranging sexual assault and harassment, wage theft and other misconduct.”
Noelle Dunphy, who previously served as the director of business development for several of Giuliani's companies, filed the suit Monday via the New York State Supreme Court. She seeks $10 million in damages, alleging that Donald Trump's former lawyer “worked aggressively” to hire her and began abusing her “almost immediately” after she began.
“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,” the lawsuit reads.
The suit claims that Giuliani “took Viagra constantly” and that Dunphy “worked under the constant threat that Giuliani might demand sex from her at any moment.”
“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," it continues. "He drank morning, noon, and night, and was frequently intoxicated, and therefore his behavior was always unpredictable."
Dunphy also reports that she was in a dispute with an abusive ex-partner at the time of her hiring, and that Giuliani offered her “pro bono legal representation” under the conditions that her employment be “kept ‘secret’” and that her salary payment would be deferred until the end of the divorce proceedings.
“Unfortunately, Giuliani’s seemingly generous offers were a sham motivated by his secret desire to pursue a sexual relationship with Ms. Dunphy," the suit reads.
Dunphy also alleges that Giuliani had given her access to his email, which contained “privileged, confidential, and highly sensitive." She claims that he also conspired with former president Trump, and was “selling pardons for $2 million, which he and President Trump would split."
Giuliani has denied all allegations. Dunphy's case will be litigated in New York, similar to E. Jean Carroll's sexual abuse case against Trump, of which a jury ruled in favor of Carroll and awarded her $5 million.