A New York lady filed a $3.1 million lawsuit in opposition to Rudy Giuliani, claiming he demanded sexual favors and created a “poisonous” work setting earlier than firing her and stiffing her for work she’d already accomplished, new court docket papers present.
Noelle Dunphy, 43, claims she labored for the previous mayor as “an off-the-books, secret worker” doing enterprise growth work from 2019 by means of 2021, when Giuliani allegedly “sexually harassed [her] and demanded sexual favors,” in keeping with a Manhattan Supreme Court docket summons from Tuesday.
“Rudolph W. Giuliani, the previous US Legal professional, as soon as hailed as ‘America’s Mayor,’ is a sexual predator and abuser,” Dunphy’s submitting alleges.
Dunphy – who’s representing herself within the lawsuit – described a “poisonous and sexually-hostile work setting” replete with derogatory feedback towards ladies, minorities and anybody “suspected of ‘disloyalty,’” the court docket papers declare.
Noelle Dunphy claims that Rudy Giuliani sexually harassed her, demanding sexual favors of her when she labored for him.Noelle Ashley Dunphy
“Giuliani regularly made racist, bigoted, and/or anti-Semitic remarks, in addition to anti-LGBTQ and anti-woman remarks, typically throughout confused and hostile alcohol-laced tirades,” the paperwork declare.
Dunphy says when she began working for Giuliani, his “publicly-documented abuse of alcohol worsened” due to his costly and bitter divorce from Judith Giuliani, and “mounting” political and authorized controversies throughout and after his time working for former President Donald Trump, the court docket papers allege.
Dunphy says Giuliani pressured her to obtain “deferred compensation” and be a secret worker – whereas none of his male workers have been subjected “to this association,” the submitting claims.
Dunphy says Giuliani created a poisonous work setting after which illegally fired her earlier than paying her full wages.Alec Tabak
Dunphy’s summons doesn’t specify whether or not she succumbed to Giuliani’s alleged sexual advances however she instructed the Day by day Beast: “It started with Rudy as my boss and lawyer and later turned romantic.”
“I can’t keep silent any longer,” she instructed the outlet.
Giuliani finally misplaced curiosity in Dunphy, shifting his “want” to a different worker — and fired Dunphy in 2021 “not on the idea of any official purpose, and with out issuing the compensation for work already accomplished,” the submitting claims.
She additionally claims she wasn’t supplied severance and wasn’t reimbursed for work bills, the summons alleges.
Later, when she requested for Giuliani’s assist in discovering a brand new job, he “grew to become spiteful” and “demanded that [she] stay silent about all associations” with him, the court docket papers allege.
Giuliani allegedly threatened Dunphy that if she didn’t keep quiet, he’d use his non-public investigators and connections to Trump to “retaliate in different methods,” the summons claims.
Dunphy says Giuliani regularly drank alcohol and would make derogatory statements about ladies and minorities.Noelle Ashley Dunphy
Dunphy claimed that earlier than she started working for Giuliani, he represented her totally free in a home violence case — and knew about her “lived trauma” when he threatened her, the submitting claims.
She accused him of authorized malpractice, claiming she was by no means in a position to pursue authorized motion within the home violence case as a result of he allowed the statute of limitations to go.
And Giuliani at occasions “appeared unable to recollect key details” in her case and “was regularly intoxicated whereas discussing issues of regulation, and he leveraged his counsel to strain her for sexual quid-pro-quo throughout lawyer-client consultations,” the summons costs.
“Giuliani leveraged the traumatic particulars of [Dunphy’s] prior victimization to meet his morally bankrupt sexual compulsions and fetishes,” the summons alleges.
Giuliani’s lawyer Robert Costello didn’t instantly return a request for remark.
Costello instructed the Day by day Beast that Dunphy “by no means labored for any Giuliani entity.”
“These are libelous allegations drafted by a person with no lawyer, as a result of no lawyer would affiliate themselves with this nonsense,” Costello stated.
Dunphy shot again, telling the Day by day Beast her summons has “very particular allegations of non-payment and an unlawfully poisonous work setting, all of that are supplied in a court docket submitting topic to a penalty of perjury and backed by proof which will probably be launched at trial.”
Dunphy anonymously sued a former actual property investor flame in 2015 claiming he repeatedly abused her, the Day by day Beast reported. The pair settled the case, with the person paying her $10,000, in keeping with the report.
Dunphy declined to remark to the Day by day Beast on that case.