November 14th, 2007
03:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Giuliani: Know nothing about Regan's allegation

Giuliani campaigned in Iowa Wednesday and responded to Judith Regan's allegation.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he "knows nothing" about former book publisher Judith Regan's claim that she was told to lie about a relationship she had with Bernard Kerik - the former New York City mayor's pick for Homeland Security secretary and former New York City police commissioner.

"I don't respond to the story at all," Giuliani said. "I don't know anything about it, and it sounds to me like kind of a gossip column story more than a real story."

Regan worked for HarperCollins Publishers, LLC, a division of parent company News Corp. She claims the company's political agenda centers on Giuliani's bid for the White House and that News Corp. asked her to lie to federal investigators about Kerik, her former lover.

When asked if he was aware of their relationship, Giuliani repeated that he thinks the story is just gossip and added, "The last thing in the world you want to do when you're running for president is respond to gossip column type stories."

Related: Watch Giuliani's comments on immigration and Judith Regan's claims

- CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch

Filed under: Iowa • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    Oh wow, someone quoted the Drudge Report. Well, if it is in Drudge then it must be the absolute truth.

    You Freepers are way too funny!!! Go skulk back into the cave of bitterness and hatred where you all normally reside!!

    P.S. Don't forget your tin foil hat.

    November 14, 2007 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  2. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Rudy knows as much about Kerik's affair as Kerik knows about Rudy's adultry affairs. Giuliani is a liar and if Giuliani refers to Regan's story as "kind of a gossip column story more than a real story" leaves one to question that he knows something about the "real story" and his involvement.

    November 14, 2007 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  3. Anonymous, Newport News, VA

    "Bye, Rudy. You're looking more like SCUM every day."


    I'm sorry, but I just don't see the resemblance to Hillary or Bill at all.

    November 14, 2007 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  4. RMRN.Y.

    Birds of a feather...

    November 14, 2007 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  5. steven cardenas albuquerque, new mexico

    I do not believe him. He now comes across as a dishonest man who believes in promoting his dishonest cronies,just like the current administration. 911 is not enough to be president of this great country. I don't care about Mr. Giulliana's past personal life, we all have a history

    November 15, 2007 06:13 am at 6:13 am |
  6. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    Maybe "Lebeau" can make Rudy Schultze a snack for his long drive back to New York.

    Or maybe "Kinch" can dig him a tunnel if he is to embarrassed to be seen in public.

    Say goodnight Rudy.

    November 15, 2007 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  7. Claudette, Tyler TX

    Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he "knows nothing"

    CNN forgot the period at the end of this statement.

    November 15, 2007 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
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