NOELLE Dunphy made headlines for the first time in May 2023, when she filed a lawsuit against former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
In the lawsuit, she claims, among other things, that Giuliani sexually assaulted her.
Who is Noelle Dunphy?
Noelle Dunphy is a model, writer, and business owner.
She has had her work published in The New York Daily News and Newsday, among other publications, since graduating from Columbia University, and she has also worked as an Associate Producer at ABC News, according to her website.
Dunphy has also dabbled in politics, serving as Giuliani’s director of business development from 2019 to 2021.
According to her website, she has met with several high-profile political figures over the years, including Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Chuck Schumer, and the late John McCain.
Dunphy filed a $10 million lawsuit against her former employer on May 15, 2023, alleging sexual assault and harassment, wage theft, and “other misconduct.”
Dunphy claims in the lawsuit that Giuliani “began abusing” her “almost immediately” after accepting the job, and that “satisfying his sexual demands—which came virtually anytime, anywhere—was an absolute requirement of her employment and of his legal representation.”
Dunphy also claims Giuliani “worked aggressively” to hire her and offered her a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to work for him and earn $1 million.
Through his spokesperson, Ted Goodman, Giuliani has since denied Dunphy’s allegations.
“Mayor Rudy Giuliani unequivocally denies the allegations raised by Ms. Dunphy,” Goodman wrote in a statement, via NBC News.
“Mayor Giuliani’s lifetime of public service speaks for itself and he will pursue all available remedies and counterclaims.”