From 'America's Mayor' to 'Just Awful': 'The View' Hosts Lambast Rudy Giuliani Amid $10 Million Lawsuit
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani found himself at the center of a scathing conversation on "The View" after being hit with a $10 million sexual assault lawsuit. Noelle Dunphy, a former employee of the disgraced attorney, alleged that satisfying Giuliani's physical demands was an "absolute requirement" of her job when she was hired off-the-books in January 2019.
The lawsuit, which includes Dunphy's claims of being "forced" to "perform oral sex on him" and enduring his "alcohol-drenched rants that included sexist, racist, and anti-Semitic remarks," became the central discussion on a recent episode of "The View." The hosts remarked on the evidence supporting Dunphy's accusations, including audio recordings and emails.
Co-host Joy Behar didn't mince words, criticizing Giuliani's apparent lack of discretion: "Really not that smart, Rudy!" She continued, "When you read about the sexual acts he was doing, you’re not gonna believe how stupid he is."
The legal filing portrays Giuliani as a far cry from the generous employer and hero he claimed to be. "He was neither.... Ms. Dunphy seeks a measure of justice from a man who thought his power and connections rendered him untouchable," the complaint read.
However, amid the outrage, conservative talk show host Alyssa Farah Griffin expressed sadness over Giuliani's downfall, once hailed as "America's Mayor." Griffin also wondered why Giuliani's family had not attempted to curb his alleged behavior.
Behar interjected, delivering a sharp jab: "He’s so repulsive nobody even wants to tell him he’s dripping." She further equated Giuliani with former president Donald Trump, citing controversial remarks both made about their daughters: "They’re two of a kind! Dangerous men, just awful."
In response to the lawsuit, Giuliani's spokesperson Ted Goodman issued a statement denying Dunphy's allegations. "Mayor Giuliani's lifetime of public service speaks for itself, and he will pursue all available remedies and counterclaims," Goodman said.