Former Trump campaign official Kimberly Guilfoyle will be joining the campaign of disgraced former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens as the national chair, the Republican Senate candidate announced on Monday.
The disgraced former GOP governor has aligned himself with figures in Trump’s orbit, drawing concerns among from an array of Republicans in Missouri politics and in Washington. Guilfoyle is also the partner of Trump’s son, Don Jr.
“I am honored to have Kimberly’s support,” Greitens said in a statement. “Her work on behalf of President Donald J. Trump was unmatched. We know the Democrats will come after this campaign, just like they came after President Trump.”
Greitens resigned from office in 2018 following a probe into alleged sexual and campaign misconduct. He has since claimed that he was “exonerated” and noted that an investigator in his case was charged with perjury and evidence tampering.
Guilfoyle was accused of sexual harassment by a former assistant who worked with her at Fox News, which ended with a settlement, CNN reported last year.
The network paid “upward of $4 million to avoid going to trial after the employee wrote a 2018 draft complaint detailing allegations of sexual harassment against her,” the news outlet reported in October 2020, citing The New Yorker.
Guilfoyle, who currently serves as the Trump campaign’s finance chair, abruptly left her position as co-host of Fox News’ “The Five” in July 2018. At the time, a spokesperson for the network did not provide a reason for her exit and only said in a short, one-sentence statement: “Fox News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle.”
In 2018, HuffPost reported that Guilfoyle’s departure had come following an investigation into inappropriate behavior, including allegations of sexual misconduct. Her attorney John Singer told the publication at the time that the allegations are “unequivocally baseless and have been viciously made by disgruntled and self-interested employees.”
According to the magazine, Guilfoyle often required her former assistant to work at her apartment where allegedly Guilfoyle would sometimes be naked. The New Yorker added allegations that Guilfoyle showed her former assistant lewd images of men, with some of whom she had sexual relations.
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