Former New York City Mayor and legal advisor to ex-President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, has denied accusation made by former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson that he groped her on January 6, 2021, backstage at a speech by then-President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., just prior to the U.S. Capitol riot.
The disgraced lawyer addressed this allegation during his appearance on Newsmax’s “The Balance” on Wednesday and it didn’t take long to make matters worse.
“She claims that I groped her in a tent on January 6, where all the people went in that were very, very cold as a result of the president’s speech,” Giuliani told host Eric Bolling. “I’m gonna grope somebody, with 100 people around?”
He continued: “First of all, I’m not gonna grope somebody at all. And number two, in front of like 100 people?”
Excerpts from Hutchinson’s book, titled “Enough,” were published by The Guardian on Wednesday. In the book, she describes an incident where Giuliani physically encroached upon her, with his hand slipping under her blazer and skirt, while his frozen fingers moved up her thigh. She also noted the unsettling presence of Trump adviser John Eastman, who appeared to endorse Giuliani’s actions with a leering grin.
Giuliani dismissed Hutchinson’s account as “completely preposterous.”
Rudy Giuliani denies that he sexually harassed Cassidy Hutchinson:
“Completely, absolutely false…
She claims that I groped her in a tent on Jan. 6, where all the people went in that were very, very cold…I’m gonna grope somebody? With a 100 people?” pic.twitter.com/w76EWxOVAI
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) September 21, 2023
This is not the first time Giuliani has faced serious allegations. In May, one of his former consultants, Noelle Dunphy, accused him of sexual coercion and produced recorded explicit conversations. Giuliani, who was heard expressing homophobic, antisemitic, and racist views on the recordings, denied these allegations as well.
Both Giuliani and Trump were indicted last month, along with 17 others, on charges related to their efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Giuliani is facing 13 charges, including violations of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Giuliani’s surrender in August followed a recommendation for his disbarment by a D.C.-based disciplinary board. He has also been sued by his former attorneys for allegedly failing to pay $1.4 million in legal fees, which he has vehemently denied.