Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani responded to a recent lawsuit filed against him, denying claims that he coerced a woman into a sexual relationship, Your Content has learned.
In court papers, Giuliani stated that he had a consensual relationship with Noelle Dunphy for a few months in 2019 but refuted the allegations of her employment under him or any pressure for sexual encounters.
According to Giuliani, Dunphy’s lawsuit contains contradictory allegations aimed at defaming him. He is seeking the dismissal of the lawsuit or, failing that, the removal of what he considers frivolous and inflammatory accusations. Additionally, he has requested the court to penalize Dunphy for inappropriate behavior.
Dunphy’s lawyer, Justin Kelton, countered Giuliani’s response, accusing him of misrepresentations to avoid addressing the allegations under oath.
Kelton emphasized that the allegations directly relate to Dunphy’s claims of working for Giuliani and experiencing a hostile work environment and unwanted sexual advances.
Giuliani’s adviser, Ted Goodman, suggested reading the motion in its entirety for a complete understanding.
Dunphy’s lawsuit claims that she worked off the books as Giuliani’s business development director and public relations consultant from 2019 to 2021, seeking at least $10 million in damages.
She alleges that Giuliani promised to pay her $1 million annually for her consulting work but failed to do so after deferring payment due to his divorce settlement.
Among the allegations Giuliani wants removed from the lawsuit are Dunphy’s descriptions of his behavior, including comparisons to a scene from the film “Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm.” Giuliani considers these claims scandalous and prejudicial.
Dunphy has also accused Giuliani of breaking a promise to represent her for free in a legal dispute involving domestic violence claims.
Giuliani cited her previous legal battles in his response, suggesting that she has a history of making accusations against former partners.
Dunphy’s lawsuit also mentions audio recordings that she claims capture Giuliani making sexual comments and engaging in sexist, racist, and antisemitic remarks.
However, her legal team has declined to share these recordings, stating that they are part of the ongoing litigation.
It is important to note that the Associated Press typically does not identify individuals who claim to be victims of sexual abuse unless they grant permission, which Dunphy has done in this case, according to KKTV.