A former aide to Donald Trump when he was president has come out with a new book that accuses Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani of groping her during Trump's rally on January 6, 2021 just before thousands of people breached the Capitol building.
Cassidy Hutchinson said in the book, titled Enough, that Giuliani put his hand under her blazer and her skirt to grope her while another Trump lawyer, John Eastman, looked on "leering" at them.
“I feel his frozen fingers trail up my thigh,” she wrote. “He tilts his chin up. The whites of his eyes look jaundiced. My eyes dart to John Eastman, who flashes a leering grin. I fight against the tension in my muscles and recoil from Rudy’s grip … filled with rage, I storm through the tent, on yet another quest for Mark [Meadows].”
Meadows was Hutchinson's boss, and the book excerpt reported by the Guardian didn't say how Meadows reacted when she found him.
The book details Hutchinson's experiences as a White House aide and the reasons for her decision to become a key witness in last year's House hearings on the Capitol breach.
Giuliani vehemently denied the incident happened, and a spokesperson called the allegations a "disgusting lie."
“It’s fair to ask Cassidy Hutchinson why she is just now coming out with these allegations from two and a half years ago, as part of the marketing campaign for her upcoming book release,” Ted Goodman said in a statement.
“This is a disgusting lie against Mayor Rudy Giuliani — a man whose distinguished career in public service includes taking down the Mafia, cleaning up New York City and comforting the nation following September 11th,” he said.
It's not the first time in recent months that anyone has accused Giuliani of sexual misconduct, however.
Since May, the former New York mayor has been defending himself against a $10 million lawsuit that alleged he sexually assaulted and harrassed a former employee.
“He made clear that satisfying his sexual demands—which came virtually anytime, anywhere—was an absolute requirement of her employment and of his legal representation,” the lawsuit reads.
Giuliani has denied those allegations as well.
On top of all that, Giuliani is a co-defendant with Trump in the Fulton County indictment that they tried to overturn the 2020 election.
He has asked Trump to help pay his legal costs in that case.