Rudy Giuliani Slams Allegations of Misconduct as "Absolutely False, Totally Absurd"

Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, vehemently denied allegations that he groped Cassidy Hutchinson on January 6, 2021, calling the claims "absolutely false, totally absurd."

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Rudy Giuliani Slams Allegations of Misconduct as "Absolutely False, Totally Absurd"
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Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, vehemently denied allegations that he groped Cassidy Hutchinson on January 6, 2021, calling the claims "absolutely false, totally absurd." He made the statement during a recent appearance on Newsmax, also suggesting that he is "thinking about going after her and the publication" that will be releasing her book.

Hutchinson, previously an assistant to Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, details the alleged encounter in her forthcoming book, Enough, set to be published by Simon & Schuster later this month. Hutchinson gained significant public attention in 2022 when she provided high-profile testimony to the House committee investigating the January 6 storming of the U.S.

Capitol. During the attack, hundreds of Trump supporters attempted to obstruct the certification of President Joe Biden's election victory. In her testimony, Hutchinson also leveled two controversial claims against Donald Trump, which he has vehemently denied, dismissing her as a "total phony."

Dueling Accounts Create Tension

In an excerpt from her book, Hutchinson describes a disturbing encounter with Giuliani.

She writes, "Rudy wraps one arm around my body, closing the space that was separating us. I feel his stack of documents press into the small of my back. I lower my eyes and watch his free hand reach for the hem of my blazer." She goes on to recount how Giuliani allegedly touched her under her skirt, describing her own discomfort and the "jaundiced" look in his eyes.

Responding to these allegations, Giuliani called the account "completely, absolutely false." In his version of events, Giuliani questioned the plausibility of such an incident occurring in a crowded tent on a cold day. "First of all, I'm not going to grope somebody at all, and number two, in front of like 100 people? Plus, that day I had extra security and I had my entire staff around me virtually all day," he said.

Giuliani argued that he was accompanied by a large entourage during the day's events, including 10 staff members whom he took to Trump's speech "as a kind of reward for all the work they did." Giuliani emphasized that he was highly visible throughout the day, either conversing with his team or taking photographs with attendees, effectively debunking any opportunity for the alleged incident to have taken place.

A Battle for Public Opinion

As the allegations and denials intensify, the court of public opinion is awash with speculation and division. The upcoming release of Hutchinson's book, Enough, is eagerly awaited, as it promises to delve further into the contentious and highly charged atmosphere that enveloped the Trump administration and its key players, including Rudy Giuliani.

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