Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Toby Graves
September 28, 2018

In the affidavit, Swetnick claimed that she first met Kavanaugh "in approximately 1980-1981" and in the years 1981-1982 "became aware of efforts" by Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge to spike the punch with drugs or alcohol at the parties in order to knock down and gang rape girls. I don't think women should be treated that way and I don't think any human being should treat people that way, ' she said.

As news of the fourth and fifth allegations surfaced, CNBC reports that Trump has appeared to back away from his consistently staunch defence of Kavanaugh, indicating that he will wait until Ford testifies before the senate committee.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a ranking member on the Judiciary Committee who first received a letter from Ford detailing the alleged incident which she claimed took place at a house party in the early 1980s, told Kavanaugh these are "difficult" circumstances. "These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh", Swetnick continues.

Swetnick claimed she was gang raped and that Kavanugh was present at the time. Or perhaps we will learn that her account is persuasive and compelling, and there are strong reasons to believe it, even apart from the fact that it is consistent with so much else we have heard about Kavanaugh's high school social scene.

Christine Blasey Ford takes a polygraph exam on her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

She reportedly grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland and graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1980. She had worked for several government agencies, including the U.S. Mint and the State Department, and had held security clearances, she said.

Kavanaugh and the White House had no immediate comment.

Ms Swetnick is represented by lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has declared his ambition to run for president as a Democrat in 2020. "These are very serious charges being leveled against a Supreme Court justice nominee".

Judge's lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder, told CNBC, "Mr. Judge vehemently denies the allegations contained in the Swetnick affidavit".

Although the testimony was only supposed to be about the accusations Ford brought forward, Feinstein quickly brought up two other allegations.

Kavanaugh denies the allegations, saying in a statement that "this is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone". Judge, who Ford said was present at the time of the assault, said in a letter sent to the Judiciary Committee by his lawyer that he had "no memory of this alleged incident".

The panel is expected to vote on the nomination Friday morning.

Ford is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

Swetnick said she was a victim of one of the gang rapes, but she did not allege that Kavanaugh or Judge attacked her. I want to watch.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh delivers opening statement before Senate Judiciary Committee. "The standard of character and fitness for a position on the nation's highest court must be higher than this".

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER