Giuliani Faces Second Lawsuit in New York City Over False Charges and Misconduct

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is facing another lawsuit in New York City, this time from a Staten Island ShopRite employee named Daniel Gill. 

Gill’s lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court, seeks $2 million in damages, alleging that Giuliani colluded with the NYPD to falsely charge Gill with assaulting an elderly person. The incident occurred while Giuliani was campaigning for his son’s gubernatorial run on Staten Island.

The lawsuit comes after widely circulated CCTV footage contradicted Giuliani’s account of the incident. The video shows Gill approaching Giuliani from behind, patting him on the back, and making a comment before walking away. Giuliani had claimed that Gill had verbally assaulted him and menaced him, leading him to call for Gill’s arrest.

“He kept cursing. He wouldn’t stop,” Giuliani claimed after the incident. “He kept menacing and threatening me. So I said let’s get him arrested. Let’s make an example out of him.”

Gill’s charges were initially felony assault, which was later downgraded and ultimately dismissed by prosecutors. However, the false charges resulted in negative consequences for Gill, as he lost his job and faced harassment and threats after Giuliani made false claims about the incident during media appearances.

Gill’s lawyer, civil rights attorney Ron Kuby, stated that Giuliani’s lies about his client had caused significant damage. Kuby also criticized the Staten Island police for their role in the incident.

“Rudy Giuliani’s lies have caused incalculable damage to this country, but his lies about Daniel Gill should cost him about $2 million,” Kuby said to the Daily News. “And the Staten Island police went along with it,” adding that the police, who made sure that Gill spent at least a night in jail, “should be careful who they do favors for while wearing body cameras.”

In response to the lawsuit, Giuliani’s spokesperson, Ted Goodman, dismissed its legal merit and called for its dismissal. Goodman maintained that the decision to arrest Gill was made by the police following their own investigation.

This lawsuit against Giuliani comes shortly after another lawsuit was filed against him by Noelle Dunphy in Manhattan Supreme Court. Dunphy, who claims to have worked as Giuliani’s business development director, accuses him of “sexual assault and harassment, wage theft, and other misconduct.” Dunphy’s suit also alleges that Giuliani and former president Donald Trump were selling presidential pardons for $2 million apiece.

Giuliani denies all allegations and claims that Dunphy did not work for him.

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