Trump Caught In Fraud Scheme?
In a comprehensive lawsuit, a woman who claims to have worked for Rudy Giuliani during the final two years of the Trump administration made several allegations. According to her, Giuliani, who served as the personal attorney for the former president, engaged in discussions about the potential sale of presidential pardons and outlined strategies to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
According to NBC, Noelle Dunphy filed a 70-page complaint in a New York state court on Monday, in which she alleged a series of misconduct by Rudy Giuliani after he hired her in January 2019. Dunphy claims that she was subjected to sexual assault, harassment, non-payment of wages, and endured a pattern of offensive comments that were sexist, racist, and antisemitic in nature. She also asserted that she possessed recordings of multiple interactions with Giuliani as evidence.
Dunphy, who is pursuing $10 million in compensatory and punitive damages, claimed that Giuliani recruited her with an agreement of a $1 million annual salary along with covering expenses and offering pro bono legal representation for a domestic abuse case involving her former partner. However, after her hiring, Dunphy asserted that Giuliani kept her employment concealed and provided her with only approximately $12,000 in compensation while reimbursing some business expenses. Consequently, she alleged that she was owed $1,988,000 in unpaid wages. Dunphy further stated that she was terminated from her position in January 2021.
A spokesperson for Rudy Giuliani denied the allegations made by Noelle Dunphy.
In a written statement, spokesperson Ted Goodman stated, “Mayor Rudy Giuliani unequivically denies the allegations raised by Ms. Dunphy. Mayor Giuliani’s lifetime of public service speaks for itself and he will pursue all available remedies and counterclaims.”
According to the lawsuit, Dunphy claimed that Giuliani discussed presidential pardons. She alleged that Giuliani asserted his “immunity” and informed her that he was involved in selling pardons for a sum of $2 million, which he and President Trump would share. It’s important to note that the lawsuit did not specifically indicate that any pardons were actually sold.
Justin Kelton, Dunphy’s attorney, mentioned during an appearance on MSNBC that there is no recording available of the alleged pardon conversation. However, he expressed confidence that the claims would be substantiated through other means. Kelton stated that the complaint asserts the presence of another individual during the conversation, identified as Lev Parnas, an associate of Giuliani. Dunphy’s legal team aims to communicate with Parnas to gather further information about the incident.