'This is a police matter?' Rudy Giuliani's assault claims wilt after video emerges
Rudy Giuliani (Photo by Jim Watson for Agence France-Presse)

Rudy Giuliani claims to have been assaulted by a grocery store worker, but viewers were dubious after video of the incident was released.

The former New York City mayor and Donald Trump attorney was talking to a small group of people around 3:30 p.m. at ShopRite on Staten Island when an employee approached him from behind, and clapped him on the back.

“I was shoulder-to-shoulder with Rudy inside ShopRite,” witness Rita Rugova-Johnson told the New York Post. “We’re talking, and all of a sudden an employee came out of nowhere and open-handedly slapped him in the back and said, ‘Hey, what’s up scumbag?’

“[The attacker] was on duty at the time,” Rugova-Johnson added. “The cops arrested him.”

Giuliani later claimed the incident may have been related to the Supreme Court ending abortion rights.

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“The one thing he said that was political was ‘you’re going to kill women, you’re going to kill women,’” Giuliani told the New York Times.

The 39-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, was charged with second-degree assault involving a person over age 65, law-enforcement sources said.

But video released shortly after the incident failed to convince many viewers that it was a criminal assault.