Melissa Carone, Rudy Giuliani's "star witness" who went viral after her bizarre testimony before Michigan legislators, remains in the news after her criminal history of false allegations has come to light.
Carone, formerly known as Mellissa Wright, was charged with "first degree obscenity and using a computer to commit a crime" in 2019 after allegedly sending a sex tape of herself to her fiancé's ex-wife.
The #MelissaCarone saga continues, courtsey of @nannburke https://t.co/rfdoqZjods— Brent Snavely (@Brent Snavely)1607392140.0
@seanplogal @thedailybeast She got off probation 62 days before election. For computer harassment—how the hell was… https://t.co/lAQKpP0f8r— Patrick Priest (@Patrick Priest)1607197218.0
When the police investigated the incident, Carone lied to them before telling her fiancé "to get a new router and get a new wifi company" to hide the evidence.
@thedailybeast I think I figured 2020 all out. We are in a performance art piece for the enjoyment of the aliens w… https://t.co/MWDbUFpglH— PeaceNow! (@PeaceNow!)1607207559.0
In return for a guilty plea, Carone struck a deal with prosecutors which resulted in a reduced charge of "disorderly conduct" and a year of probation.
@thedailybeast You know it’s bad when even Rudy was trying to stop her. Or maybe he was just tucking in his shirt?!… https://t.co/6mIUU5dga7— g-man (@g-man)1607203486.0
Carone's year of probation ended weeks before she testified on Giuliani's behalf.
@thedailybeast It seemed clear that something serious was up with this lady. I (for real) hope that she gets whatev… https://t.co/SEyAUxikRP— Julia S. (@Julia S.)1607198778.0
Carone and her fiancé both claim he was the one who sent the explicit videos to his ex-wife from her phone, though Carone says she plead guilty to avoid spending any additional time in court.
"The reason I got charged for it is it was sent off of my phone. I just said screw it, I'm going to have to take it."
@thedailybeast Also interesting: Her hobbies include yelling at walmart cashiers and berating receptionists— Negatron2.0 (@Negatron2.0)1607198174.0
@thedailybeast Omg,they just troll the bottom of humanity and pick the worse of the worst dont they— Dave Kauffman Jr (@Dave Kauffman Jr)1607205577.0
When asked about his witness's credibility, Giuliani responded to Huffpost by saying:
"There is no rule that people coming off probation are incredible as a matter of law. I don't know her circumstances, but her testimony is corroborated by other witnesses, documentary evidence and expert testimony."
@thedailybeast It’s like they reach inside a garbage can and pull out the worst of the worst to use in their lies.— The Sports Diva (@The Sports Diva)1607208342.0
Another judge prior to Giuliani's hearing has thrown out a sworn affidavit from Carone, saying her claims regarding witnessing election fraud "simply are not credible."
Carone has also come up short in the court of public opinion, where her behavior during the hearing was so strange and erratic that she was lampooned on Saturday Night Live.
Perhaps the testimony of Melissa Carone shouldn't be something taken especially seriously by lawyers for the President of the United States.