Controversial former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was assaulted by a ShopRite employee on Sunday while campaigning for his son’s bid for governor in the borough of Staten Island. .
According to the New York Post, Giuliani, 78, was punched in the back by an unidentified ShopRite employee. The assault left him shaken, according to the report.
“I was stunned,” eyewitness Rita Rugova-Johnson told The Post after the supermarket attack. “I was neck and neck with Rudy inside ShopRite,” Rugova-Johnson said. “We’re talking, and all of a sudden an employee came out of nowhere and slapped him with his bare hands on the back and said, ‘Hey, what’s up, you bastard?
The worker was arrested at the store. His charges and identity were not immediately available.
Giuliani was campaigning for his son, Andrew Giuliani, who is in a Republican primary race for governor.
A former attorney and adviser to President Donald Trump, Giuliani caused a stir earlier this year when he was unmasked as the incumbent costumed candidate in the Season 7 episode of Fox’s popular primetime series. The Masked Singer. Judges Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke walked off the stage to protest Giuliani’s appearance when his identity was revealed.
Giuliani was also ridiculed for his unwitting appearance in the 2020 film Borat next movie. He was lured into a hotel room on the pretext of an interview by a conservative media. The awkward confrontation with actress Maria Bakalova appears to be heading for a sexual encounter, but ends with Borat running around the room and shouting “”She’s 15.” She’s too old for you. “