According to a lawsuit filed on Monday by a former assistant accusing Rudy Giuliani of sexual assault and harassment, he made fun of Jews for keeping Passover. Rudy Giuliani was the former mayor of New York City and later worked as an adviser to former President Donald Trump.
Guiliani once said, according to the complaint, “Jews want to go through their freaking Passover all the time, man oh man,” and it’s clear from the complaint’s recording that it was made on Monday in New York Supreme Court.
“Forget about Passover. It had been almost 3,000 years. The big issue is that the red sea split. It didn’t happen for the first time.
It is true that Jews observe Passover regularly. One of the most famous Jewish customs is retelling the tale of the Israelites’ departure from Egypt each spring.
Politicians, such as Eric Adams, the current mayor of New York City, frequently use this tradition as an example.
However, the Red Sea has never been known to be part of recorded history. The Torah claims that God performed the miracle with Moses’ assistance, who guided the Israelites to freedom; however, no evidence supports this claim. Some have attempted to provide scientific justifications for such an occurrence.
The core of the $10 million lawsuit centers on claims made by Nicole Dunphy, a former Giuliani employee, that he repeatedly harassed her and pressured her into sexual activities without her consent almost as soon as she started working for him in January 2019.
The Forward broke the news of the Jewish aspects of the lawsuit first. Giuliani is charged in the lawsuit with making racist remarks about other groups in addition to making fun of Jewish observance of Passover and the “‘freaking Arabs’ and Jews.”
Giuliani, who served as mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, was prohibited from practicing law in New York in 2021 due to his numerous misleading statements concerning the 2020 election.
He “vehemently” refuted the accusations to the Associated Press on Monday through a spokeswoman.