Just days after facing a 70-page lawsuit accusing him of rape and numerous other sexual abuses, disgraced former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani made several explosive claims about the woman on a right-wing conspiracy blog site. A few hours later, he (or his legal team) seems to have quietly backtracked.
This was the original Giuliani quote in the Gateway Pundit blog (run by the dumbest man on the internet):
I dated Noelle for approximately 2 months in early 2019. I found out she was kicked out of several luxury hotels for suspicion of prostitution. I also found out that she scammed, elderly men by claiming rape. I broke up with her, and she continued to try to reach out to me. Even following me to several events and asking to take pictures.
She was absolutely never employed. She illegally taped me and illegally went in my email.
A few hours later, that was changed to this:
I dated Ms. Dunphy for several months in early 2019. I ended the relationship because she continued to reach out and attempt to make contact with me. I discovered she was banned from several luxury hotels and also found out that she brought forward two prior cases, but never submitted a police report. I look forward to full vindication.
Can you spot the difference?
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Law&Crime first noticed the changes. In the original quote Giuliani claimed Dunphy accessed his email “illegally,” and that “She was absolutely never employed.” Those are left out of the edited version.
Giuliani also claimed in the original quote that Dunphy had been “kicked out of several luxury hotels for suspicion of prostitution. I also found out that she scammed, elderly men by claiming rape.” The second version says Giuliani “discovered she was banned from several luxury hotels and also found out that she brought forward two prior cases, but never submitted a police report.”
Less open to slander, possibly?
Law&Crime contacted Giuliani representative Ted Goodman, who “suggested that The Gateway Pundit’s original statement may not have been genuine.” After making this perplexing suggestion, he then refused to answer any more questions or provide another statement on the record.
This is interesting, since Goodman gave a statement to Rolling Stone, two days earlier that “Mayor Rudy Giuliani unequivocally denies the allegations raised by Ms. Dunphy and every news outlet covering this story must include the fact that an ex-partner accused her of being, ‘an escort that fleeces wealthy men.’” That was the exact slander edited out of Giuliani’s Gateway Pundit quote.
The Gateway Pundit and Goodman also omit the line assertion that “she was absolutely never employed. She illegally taped me and illegally went in my email.” For whatever reason, his lawyers are telling him to back off that claim. There could be innocent reasons to do so, or it could very well mean that Dunphy’s accusations are real and provable.
Indeed, Dunphy claims to have extensive recordings of her conversations with Giuliani, as the two talked about her putting together his memoir at some point. This doesn’t mean Giuliani is guilty of rape, of course. But here are some of kinds of things Giuliani is reported to have said:
Rudy and Donald Trump had a scheme going to sell presidential pardons for $2 million
Saying “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.”
Disparaging Jewish men’s penises
Saying Black and Hispanic men “hit women more than anybody else does.”
In 2021, the New York Times reported that John Kiriakou, a former C.I.A. officer convicted of illegally disclosing classified information, claimed Giuliani had approached him saying he could get a pardon for [drumroll] $2 million. If there is tape of Giuliani admitting to such a scheme, it would add a serious level of corroboration to a potential investigation into Trump and Giuliani.