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Jan 6 minor witness Cassidy Hutchinson alleges Rudy Giuliani groped her on Jan. 6

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Sep 24, 2023, 1:49:23 AM9/24/23
Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide to ex-White House chief of staff
Mark Meadows, said in a new book that she was groped by then-Trump
attorney Rudy Giuliani at an event on Jan. 6, 2021.

In excerpts of her book “Enough,” set to be released next week, Hutchinson
said Giuliani was “like a wolf closing in on its prey” when she met with
him backstage while President Donald Trump delivered remarks to his
supporters at the Ellipse near the White House shortly before the Capitol

The excerpts were first reported by The Guardian. NBC News has not
obtained a copy of the book, but a person familiar with the book confirmed
that the quotes published by The Guardian were accurate.

Hutchinson, 27, alleges Giuliani, a prominent promoter of Trump’s stolen
election lies, had approached her with a stack of documents before
reaching his hand “under my blazer, then my skirt.” She then describes
recoiling as “his frozen fingers trail up my thigh,” The Guardian

“‘We have the evidence. It’s all here. We’re going to pull this off.’ 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.

“‘By the way,’ he says, fingering the fabric, ‘I’m loving this leather
jacket on you.’ His hand slips under my blazer, then my skirt,” Hutchinson
wrote, according to The Guardian.

Ted Goodman, a spokesperson for Giuliani, called Hutchinson’s 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,” 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

When reached for comment, Hutchinson’s publisher Simon and Schuster said
in a statement: "We stand behind our author and her book."

NBC News was unable to contact Hutchinson directly.

Hutchinson was a key witness during the House Jan. 6 committee’s hearings
investigating the Capitol attack. Her explosive public testimony included
descriptions of a president filled with rage on Jan. 6, saying she’d been
told Trump tried to grab the steering wheel inside an armored SUV and
lunged toward his security detail when he learned that he would not be
taken to the Capitol where a mob of his supporters was gathering. Her
account drew scrutiny after sources said a pair of witnesses could testify
under oath that the incident had not occurred.

Trump largely dismissed and denied her testimony on his Truth Social

Hutchinson’s allegations against Giuliani, 79, come as the former New York
mayor faces mounting legal woes, including a lawsuit filed by Noelle
Dunphy, who said Giuliani harassed her and discussed the selling of
presidential pardons after he hired her in 2019. Giuliani has denied her

Last month, a federal judge found Giuliani liable for defaming two
election workers in boosting Trump’s stolen election claims.

He was also charged alongside Trump and 18 others in the Georgia election
interference case, where all the defendants have pleaded not guilty.
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