“Was Recorded.” A Summary of the Giuliani Tapes Allegedly Out There

4 min readMay 16


Yesterday Rudy Giuliani was sued by a woman named Noelle Dunphy . Ms. Dunphy alleges that Giuliani, as her off book employer, was a drunk and not a good drunk. She alleges he sexually assaulted her, sexually harassed her, failed to pay her, etc. She also alleges much in support of her allegations was recorded. You can read her lawsuit HERE.

A quick search reveals that the lawsuit uses the word “recorded” a stunning 24 times. I was tempted to post all of them, but that could be overwhelming. If all that is claimed to be recorded is in fact recorded, Rudy is screwed. The themes include BDSM, underage girls and other matters that require a graphic material warning alert. Here’s a sampling, from “America’s Mayor.”

Giuliani also abused his position as Ms. Dunphy’s lawyer to pressure her into sex. In one instance, for example, Giuliani promised Ms. Dunphy that he would give her $300,000 if she would forgo her legal rights in connection with her pending case and “fuck me like crazy.” This statement was recorded. ¶8

In addition to his sexual demands, Giuliani went on alcohol-drenched rants that included sexist, racist, and antisemitic remarks, which made the work environment unbearable. Many of these comments were recorded. ¶9 [For more on the specifics of this, see below]

On February 23, 2019, Giuliani told Ms. Dunphy that he could “get in trouble with underage girls” if they were 16 but looked 20. This conversation was recorded. ¶138

On March 3, 2019, Giuliani explained that he fantasized about Wendy Rhoades in the popular television show Billions, stating “she wears all that black shit, she’s got a whip, and an electric prod.” Ms. Dunphy made it clear that she was not interested, and immediately changed the subject, commenting on the mosquitoes outside. These statements were recorded. ¶143

Giuliani became drunk, and fantasized about visiting a hotel with Ms. Dunphy, bizarrely saying during a recorded conversation that he would tell the doorman to wait outside with the luggage so that “we do it on the floor in the living room…we don’t even make it to the bedroom. All the clothes come off,” and telling the doorman,“I need time alone with my girlfriend, with my daughter. With my little girl.” This became part of a pattern in which Giuliani referenced Ms. Dunphy as his “daughter” in the context of sexual activity and made her extremely uncomfortable. ¶147

During that interaction, Giuliani said to Ms. Dunphy, “You’re my consultant. Just go down on me.” This statement was recorded. ¶214

Giuliani made the comments described below, many of which were recorded:

a. Giuliani made derogatory comments about Jewish men and implied that their penises were inferior due to “natural selection.”

b. Giuliani told Ms. Dunphy that “black guys hit women more than anybody else does… and so do Hispanic guys — it is in their culture.”

c. Giuliani said, “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.”

d. Giuliani made comments about “freakin Arabs” and Jews.

e. Giuliani demeaned and sexualized Hillary Clinton and mocked her body.

f. Giuliani demeaned and sexualized Margaret Thatcher and wondered about the effect she would have on his penis.

g. Giuliani said, “If my life depended on it, if I had to make love to Nancy Pelosi, I couldn’t do it. I’d have to die.”

h. Giuliani referred to employee Vanessa Ryan, who is Maria Ryan’s daughter, as “fat” and said that he felt bad for her because she was fat. He further said he was “trying not to feed” her.

i. Giuliani disparaged a female lawyer because of her breast size.

j. Giuliani made a series of derogatory remarks about the LGBTQ community, including:

i. Giuliani claimed that Mayor Michael Bloomberg “became gay”because his wife left him.

ii. Giuliani named a prominent Republican as gay.

iii. Giuliani used the word “fag” to refer to actor Matt Damon.

iv. Giuliani mocked Senator Elizabeth Warren as “in search of a gender,” stating: “Pocahontas was a really hot babe, and Warren does not look like a babe. She looks like a person in search of a gender.” Giuliani later said he was “very hot” for Warren.

v. Giuliani named a prominent lawyer who he believed would require$10 million for gay sex. Giuliani then insisted that he was the only one of his male friends who would turn down any amount of money to have sex with a man.’

k. Giuliani said to Ms. Dunphy, at various times, in statements that wererecorded:

i. “I’m gonna make it a little painful.”

ii. “Stick it up your ass.”

iii. “You’re a fucking slut.”

iv. You’re my bitch.

v. “I’m gonna get my cock in there.”

vi. “Be a slut! Be Rudy’s slut!”

vii. Giuliani called Ms. Dunphy a “whore.”

¶ 235

It actually goes on quite a bit from there, but you get the idea.

I would also like to add one bonus quote from the lawsuit. One that Ms. Dunphy unfortunately does not suggest was recorded (then again, she doesn’t say it wasn’t). One where Giuliani says he and Trump were selling pardons and splitting the proceeds.

He also asked Ms. Dunphy if she knew anyone in need of a pardon, telling her that he was selling pardons for $2 million, which he and President Trump would split. He told Ms. Dunphy that she could refer individuals seeking pardons to him, so long as they did not go through “the normal channels” of the Office of the Pardon Attorney, because correspondence going to that office would be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. ¶132

As noted by former Federal Prosecutor Renato Mariotti today, “Noelle Dunphy has presented more serious evidence of criminal activity in a civil complaint than John Durham uncovered after a nearly four-year investigation.”




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