Report: Giuliani Offered To Consult RIAA In 2002
December 7, 2007 at 11:11 AM (PT)
Former RIAA head HILARY ROSEN told THE WALL STREET JOURNAL that in 2002, after leaving the NEW YORK's Mayor office, current Republican Presidential candidate RUDY GIULIANI offer his consulting services to the lobbying group for "at least $20 million."
ROSEN, who The WSJ reports is a HILLARY CLINTON supporter, said the RIAA turned his offer down because the price was too high. "It was just the greed of the fee was too staggering," she said. "here’s no way the industry is going to shell out that kind of money."
The GUILINI campaign referred WSJ questions about the incident to the GUILINI PARTNERS LLC consulting firm, Spokeswoman SUNNY MINDEL would only say,, "We do not comment on meetings with clients or potential clients."
GIULIANI PARTNERS refused to lower its asking price because, according to ROSEN, the firm said it had "plenty of clients ... I don't think there was anything wrong with what RUDY did," ROSEN said. "If anything, the experience was amusing."