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‘Frozen fingers’ Giuliani accused of harassing ex-Trump aide

By Jake Beardslee · September 21, 2023

In brief…

  • Former Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson alleges Rudy Giuliani inappropriately touched her at a January 2021 rally.
  • The incident is described in Hutchinson's forthcoming book "Enough."
  • Hutchinson says Giuliani made untoward comments about her leather jacket, then attemped to caress her under her skirt.
  • Hutchinson, "filled with rage," stormed away from the encounter.
In her new book, ex-Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson (above) alleges Rudy Giuliani touched her under her skirt at a Jan. 6 rally, leaving her "filled with rage."  United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack/Wikimedia

In a forthcoming book, former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson alleges that Rudy Giuliani inappropriately touched her at the Jan. 6, 2021 “Stop the Steal” rally.

Hutchinson, who was 24 at the time, describes the encounter in her book, “Enough,” which is set to be released next week.

Hutchinson wrote that Giuliani approached her backstage at the rally and made inappropriate comments about her leather jacket before slipping his hand under her skirt and touching her.

“I feel his frozen fingers trail up my thigh,” she wrote, according to The Guardian. “He tilts his chin up. The whites of his eyes look jaundiced. My eyes dart to [Trump adviser] 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, Trump’s final chief of staff].”

Hutchinson’s allegations come as Giuliani faces mounting legal woes, including a recent indictment on 13 counts related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election result in Georgia. “America’s Mayor” has also been accused of sexual assault and failure to pay wages in a separate lawsuit filed by a former assistant. He was also sued this week for $1.3 million in outstanding legal fees.

It is unclear why Hutchinson did not divulge the Giuliani incident in her public testimony before the House Jan. 6 Select Committee, where she made headlines for her bombshell claims about Trump’s attempts to join his supporters at the Capitol.

Giuliani’s political adviser, Ted Goodman, has called the accusation a “disgusting lie.” It is unclear whether Hutchinson’s allegations will impact Giuliani’s ongoing legal battles. The report has sparked outrage on social media, with many calling for Giuliani to be held accountable for his actions.

The claims against Giuliani are the latest in a series of high-profile sexual misconduct allegations to rock the political and celebrity worlds in the wake of the #MeToo movement .