The updated chef’s kitchen contains stainless-steel appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Wolf stove, Mile dishwasher, and a large washer and dryer. Other details of the swanky space include 10-foot ceilings, crown moldings, hardwood floors, new soundproof windows, and central air conditioning.
Just next to Central Park on the Upper West Side, the iconic building, which was designed by Emery Roth, comes with 24-hour door attendants, elevator attendants, a private health club, private storage units, bike and laundry rooms, and security. Since then, she's served as an adviser for the Trump 2020 reelection campaign, delivering a speech at a memorably high volume at the Republican National Convention in August.
Completed in 1929 and designed by famed Hungarian-Jewish architect Emery Roth, the Basford is desirably located on the edge of Central Park and boasts a long and storied history as one of the most sought-after and luxurious pre-war co-op buildings in the city. Jerry Seinfeld has a big spread in the building, and former residents include Glenn Close, Diana Ross and late opera diva Beverly Sills.
Guilfoyle ’s soon-to-be-former home measures in at about 2,400 square feet and has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and all the dignified trappings of a gracious apartment in the Basford. The former Fox News personality, who left the network in 2018 under a rather unusual set of circumstances, bought the lower-floor unit in 2014 for $3.4 million from author and journalist Gregory Speck.
After he sold the place, some of Speck’s vast taxidermy collection was donated to the Virginia Museum of Natural History and Guilfoyle quickly set to work modernizing the space, sinking a good amount of time and money into it in the process. With a wall of north-facing windows and an elegant wood-burning fireplace, the grandly proportioned living room has been decked out with an icy silver and baby blue palette.
The principal bedroom has been painted a delicate shade of cornflower blue with sheer curtains and an accent wall wallpapered with a geometric, yet feminine and vaguely tie-dye pattern. The building offers all the white-glove bells and whistles expected of an ultra-luxury co-op in Manhattan, and some many perks of living in a fancy apartment house like the Basford include 24-hour doormen, an attended lobby, advanced security systems, a private health club and bike storage rooms.
In addition to her girlishly-glam Central Park residence, Guilfoyle, who was once married to Democratic California governor Gavin Newsom, also owns a sprawling seven-bedroom mansion in the Hampton's that she purchased with Trump Jr. over the summer of 2019 for $4.4 million. No matter your political leanings, you can’t deny that Guilfoyle upgraded the space, opting instead for a clean yet traditional vibe with a predominant palette of white and icy blue.
She appears to have modernized things with a number of sleek and funky light fixtures and some acrylic furniture, but also left details like the crown molding and the traditional fireplace mantel in the living room alone, and added classic paneling to the walls. In addition to the park views, luxurious touches at the home include high ceilings, top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, marble bathrooms, and a sound system; building residents can take advantage of a private health club and a storage unit.
A little over a month since her prominent appearance at the Republican National Convention, a report from The New Yorker ’s Jane Mayer provides new information on how KimberlyGuilfoyle left her prior position at Fox News in the summer of 2018. The woman was hired in 2015, just out of college, to work as an assistant for Guilfoyle and another former Fox host, Eric Bowling.
Donald Trump, Jr. was spotted leaving girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle's New York City apartment with coffee in hand on Tuesday Also on Tuesday, federal prosecutors in Manhattan have filed a criminal indictment against the Russian lawyer who Don Jr. met with in Trump Tower The indictment stems from an unrelated case centered around alleged money laundering and forfeiture of assets, but further cements her ties to Russia Donald Trump, Jr. looked exhausted as he was spotted leaving girlfriend KimberlyGuilfoyle's New York City apartment on January 8, flanked by his Secret Service detail.
Donald Trump, Jr. (pictured) was spotted leaving girlfriend KimberlyGuilfoyle's New York City apartment on January 8, clutching a coffee, as he was flanked by his Secret Service detail The indictment stems from an unrelated case centered around alleged money laundering and forfeiture of assets, but further cements her ties to the Russian government.
But, as I reported at the time, shortly after Guilfoyle left her job, Fox secretly paid an undisclosed sum to the assistant, who no longer works at the company. Recently, two well-informed sources told me that Fox, in order to avoid going to trial, had agreed to pay the woman upward of four million dollars.
The woman was hired in 2015, just out of college, to work as an assistant for Guilfoyle and another former Fox host, Eric Bowling. According to a dozen well-informed sources familiar with her complaints, the assistant alleged that Guilfoyle, her direct supervisor, subjected her frequently to degrading, abusive, and s×xually inappropriate behavior; among other things, she said that she was frequently required to work at Guilfoyle ’s NewYorkapartment while the Fox host displayed herself naked, and was shown photographs of the genitalia of men with whom Guilfoyle had had s×xual relations.
The draft complaint also alleged that Guilfoyle spoke incessantly and luridly about her s×x life, and on one occasion demanded a massage of her bare thighs; other times, she said, Guilfoyle told her to submit to a Fox employee’s demands for s×xual favors, encouraged her to sleep with wealthy and powerful men, asked her to critique her naked body, demanded that she share a room with her on business trips, required her to sleep over at her apartment, and exposed herself to her, making her feel deeply uncomfortable. Now, if you were Don Jr., you might have some questions as to how Kimberly just so conveniently landed in your lap right as she was leaving Fox News.
I tried to make sure to maximize every inch of space.” Guilfoyle, 48, had floor-to-ceiling shelves built that not only house her jewelry and purses, but also her massive collection of shoes. Inside KimberlyGuilfoyle ’s closet. The Fox News cohost of The Five explained that on the show she sits in the ‘leg chair’ so needs to make sure her shoes are always on point.
Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your thoughts on decorative dead animals, the long-time owner, journalist Gregory Speck, is sending his massive collection of stuffed friends to the Virginia Museum of Natural History, according to the Post. The next sprawling space is the 27-foot living room, which features a wood-burning fireplace, herringbone wood floors, ten-foot ceilings and three large north-facing windows.
If the taxidermy claim to fame isn’t enough for Guilfoyle, she’ll have a long list of celebrity neighbors to compete with in the building, including Diane Sawyer, Patrick McMillan, and Jerry Seinfeld. At the time, she was a co-host of the political chat show “The Five.” Media reports suggested that she had been accused of workplace impropriety, including displaying lewd pictures of male genitalia to colleagues, but few additional details of misbehavior emerged.
Guilfoyle publicly denied any wrongdoing, and last year a lawyer representing her told The New Yorker that “any suggestion” she had “engaged in misconduct at Fox is patently false.” But, as I reported at the time, shortly after Guilfoyle left her job, Fox secretly paid an undisclosed sum to the assistant, who no longer works at the company. Recently, two well-informed sources told me that Fox, in order to avoid going to trial, had agreed to pay the woman upward of four million dollars.
The former assistant has not been publicly identified, and, out of respect for the rights of alleged victims of sexual harassment, The New Yorker is honoring her confidentiality. The draft complaint also alleged that Guilfoyle spoke incessantly and luridly about her sex life, and on one occasion demanded a massage of her bare thighs; other times, she said, Guilfoyle told her to submit to a Fox employee’s demands for sexual favors, encouraged her to sleep with wealthy and powerful men, asked her to critique her naked body, demanded that she share a room with her on business trips, required her to sleep over at her apartment, and exposed herself to her, making her feel deeply uncomfortable.
As serious as the draft complaint’s sexual-harassment allegations were, equally disturbing was what the assistant described as a cover up attempt by Guilfoyle, whose conduct was about to come under investigation by a team of outside lawyers. In July 2016, the network had hired the New York -based law firm Paul, Weiss to investigate sexual misconduct at the company, which, under the leadership of Roger Miles, had a long history of flagrant harassment and gender discrimination.
According to those familiar with the assistant’s draft complaint, during a phone call on August 6, 2017, she alleged that Guilfoyle tried to buy her silence, offering to arrange a payment to her if she agreed to lie to the Paul, Weiss lawyers about her experiences. The alleged offering of hush money brings to mind Trump’s payments to the porn star Stormy Daniels, in order to cover up his sexual impropriety.
People close to Guilfoyle called the assistant’s allegation untrue, and said they were shocked that she would fabricate such a false claim. During my career, I have served as a mentor to countless women, with many of whom I remain exceptionally close to this day.” John Singer, her lawyer, said that he would not comment.
According to the former assistant’s account, she declined what she regarded as Guilfoyle ’s attempts to buy her off, and refused to conceal evidence or lie. Michele Horseman, the partner at Paul, Weiss who oversaw the investigation at Fox, didn’t respond to my requests for comment.
When asked about reports suggesting that Guilfoyle had received full payment for the remaining time on the contract, the spokesperson said that they were “not accurate.” In the 2020 campaign, Trump has spotlighted no woman more brightly than Guilfoyle, who has been crisscrossing the country as his surrogate, on what is billed as the “Four More Tour.” Photograph by Matt Rourke / AP / Shutterstock The New Yorker, however, was able to independently confirm several of the assistant’s accusations.
At the same time, the former colleague didn’t want to be complicit in behavior that she regarded as crude, unprofessional, and legally troubling. Yet the assistant has alleged, both in her draft complaint and to confidants, that Guilfoyle contributed to, and even defended, the sexually hostile work environment at Fox News.
In an interview with Ad week, Guilfoyle claimed that she had spoken with more than thirty women at Fox, and said, “Nobody that I’ve spoken to said that this was their experience.” Two months before Fox settled with Carlson, for twenty million dollars, Guilfoyle gave an interview to Breitbart in which she vouched for Miles’s “character, integrity, and credibility,” saying, “I’ve known the man very well the last 15 years. Guilfoyle reportedly led a public-relations campaign, coordinated with Miles, in which she implied to women at Fox that their careers would suffer if they didn’t back him.
At the time, a widely circulated story line suggested that she had left the network in order to avoid conflicts of interest posed by her deepening romance with Donald Trump, Jr. In fact, soon after Guilfoyle left Fox, in July 2018, she joined Trump’s reelection campaign, as vice-chair of America First Action, a pro-Trump super PAC.
Last December, reportedly at the President’s request, Guilfoyle was asked to become the head of fund-raising for Trump Victory, his main campaign organization. In March, an opulent fifty-first-birthday party was held for Guilfoyle at Trump’s private Mar-A-Lago Club, in Palm Beach, and, according to the Times, the festivities were paid for, in part, by campaign donors.