Rudy Giuliani said 'Jewish people need to get over Passover', lawsuit claims

The new lawsuit from a former staffer alleges Rudy Giuliani made frequent racist and sexist remarks


NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a Get Out the Vote Bus Tour campaign event for Republican gubernatorial nominee for New York Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) at Privé on November 01, 2022 in the Staten Island borough in New York City. Zeldin and his running mate Alison Esposito held several campaign rallies a week before the Midterm Elections in a tightening race for Governor against incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

A former associate of Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has accused him of making antisemitic remarks that made her work environment "unbearable” in a $10 million lawsuit.

Noelle Dunphy, who is suing the former New York mayor in state court, claimed he said that Jewish people need to "get over the Passover."

In court documents seen by the JC, lawyers for Dunphy claim that Giuliani said: “Jews want to go through their freaking Passover all the time, man oh man. 

“Get over the Passover. It was like 3,000 years ago. The red sea parted, big deal. It’s not the first time that happened.” 

In the lawsuit documents, it is also alleged Giuliani subjected her to "wide-ranging sexual assault and harassment."

The lawsuit says that the former personal lawyer for Donald Trump "often demanded oral sex while he took phone calls on speaker phone from high-profile friends and clients, including then-President Trump."

In the suit, Dunphy also accuses him of wage theft and "alcohol-drenched rants that included sexist and racist remarks."

Dunphy began working for Giuliani in January 2019 as his director of business development on a salary of $1 million a year.

She further alleged in the suit that Giuliani began abusing her almost immediately after she started working for him.

The lawsuit said: “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.”

Dunphy also alleges in the suit that Giuliani "often demanded that she (Dunphy) work naked, in a bikini, or in short shorts with an American flag on them that he bought for her."

She also claims that he would often video-call her "from his bed, where he was visibly touching himself under a white sheet."

In addition, he claims that Giuliani said her pay "would have to be deferred and her employment kept 'secret'" until his divorce proceedings finished.

A spokesperson for Giuliani said in a statement that the lawyer "vehemently and completely denies the allegations in the complaint and plans to thoroughly defend against these allegations."

They added: "This is pure harassment and an attempt at extortion.”

He was mayor of New York for eight years between 1994 and 2001. He earned national acclaim for leading the US financial capital in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the US by Al-Qaeda.

However, in recent years, his reputation has plummeted. This is in large part due to his promotion of the conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump.

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