Cassidy Hutchinson Draws Online Outrage After Rudy Giuliani's Groping Allegation

Cassidy Hutchinson Draws Online Outrage After Rudy Giuliani's Groping Allegation

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By Afouda Bamidele on September 21, 2023 at 12:31 PM EDT

Cassidy Hutchinson finds herself at the center of a digital firestorm following a disturbing groping allegation against Rudy Giuliani.

The accusations were made in her upcoming book, in which she claimed the Republican sexually assaulted her backstage at the rally. This event was said to precede the January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection by the former President's supporters.

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Cassidy Hutchinson's Allegations Sets Online World Ablaze With Outrage

While chronicling her experiences within the Trump administration and beyond in a forthcoming book titled "Enough," the 27-year-old dropped a bomb that was enough to stop any reader in their tracks. 

Recalling the alleged event, the assistant to Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, wrote in excerpts confirmed by CNN  that Giuliani placed his hands "under my blazer, then my skirt" during the January 6 rally.

Although the 79-year-old's political adviser, Ted Goodman, called the statement a "disgusting lie," he was not alone in calling Hutchinson out. Many users of the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) came for the Christopher Newport University alum without mincing words.

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One netizen rhetorically asked, "#CassidyHutchinson is the same woman who said our President choked his driver. Is she to be believed?" At the same time, another cybernaut came prepared to "remind everyone that Cassidy Hutchinson is a proven liar and everything she told the January 6 committee under oath was disputed by firsthand witnesses."

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Cassidy Hutchinson at US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol Hearing
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They broke down everything she was reported to have said while testifying, starting with the fact that she claimed the former president "assaulted Secret Service agents and lunged for the wheel of the Beast on January 6 because they wouldn't take him to the Capitol." 

Meanwhile, according to the poster, the reality was that "Lead Secret Service agent Bobby Engel, as well as the driver, both testified under oath it wasn't true." 

Another alleged claim shared was she mentioned former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone being present at the time, but in fact, "multiple witnesses" noted that he "was not at the White House when Hutchinson claimed." 

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After the other supposed claims shared by the user, they called into question her actions after the riot and pointed out that "selling a book and going on Mudrow" seemed too convenient.

This supporter shared the excerpt from her book detailing Giuliani's alleged actions, noting that they were not surprised, before attaching a clip of the accused in the film "Borat 2" which almost depicted the same situation. On the other hand, one critic outrightly called Hutchinson a "Prolific liar," adding that she was "obviously paid to lie, under oath." 

They expressed frustration and anger about what they perceived as a lack of "repercussions" for "these dirtbag "criminals" who break our laws, including the lying Capitol police too."

Citing an example of "Michael Byrd, who was recently given a promotion," they stated, "Revolting and am tired of these awful, lowlifes not only getting away with their crimes but also profiting from their crimes." 

A vexed user also pointed out why "they keep allowing this lady to file false claims without being held responsible for perjury," recalling a previous claim made against the former President. Another fed-up netizen also recounted how strange it was that she worked for Trump and lied against him, only to come back and accuse Giuliani. 

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As expected, a republican page on the platform shared a clip that was captioned, "Rudy Giuliani denies that he sexually harassed Cassidy Hutchinson: Completely, absolutely false… She claims that I groped her in a tent on Jan. 6, where all the people went in that were very, very cold… I'm gonna grope somebody? With a 100 people?"

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Cassidy Hutchinson Shares Details Of Life After The Riot

In an exclusive with PEOPLE, the controversial star unveiled the details in her upcoming memoir titled "Enough," set to be published on September 26th. Speaking with the outlet, she stated:

"I want people to know that I didn't just arrive at that moment of testifying. It was hard in a lot of ways to get to that place. And it was hard afterward, too."

Although she quickly climbed the ranks of the Trump administration, she clarified that she did not "agree with everything the administration was doing, but I saw it as an opportunity to serve my country and to serve the president."

Being close to the President and his inner circle during the 2020 reelection campaign—often traveling alongside Meadows and Trump and witnessing the constant flow of people in and out of the Oval Office—Hutchinson was privy to the administration's activities.

When his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, she realized that "Throughout my service in the Trump administration, I had lost this piece of myself." She emphasized that:

"The circle of people I was surrounded with wasn't really a circle, it was a cage. I was locked in the cage of this ideological mindset, and every time I tried to break free of the cage, I found myself coming back into it."

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She explained being aware of the potential negative consequences for her career when she made the decision to come forward with certain information. Understanding that speaking out might damage her professional reputation or opportunities, Hutchinson considered this potential career setback to be a "small price to pay" compared to "living the rest of my life in this aura of dishonesty and inauthenticity."

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