Third Woman Accuses Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct
A third woman has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually aggressive behavior in high school.
In a sworn declaration submitted through her attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday, Julie Swetnick claims Kavanaugh and his childhood friend Mark Judge were routinely sexually aggressive toward girls at high school parties in the early 1980s.
Swetnick alleges Kavanaugh drank excessively at these house parties and grabbed girls or attempted to remove their clothing without their consent.
The legal document includes allegations that Kavanaugh and Judge spiked drinks in order to take advantage of inebriated girls.
“I also witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys,” Swetnick said in the document.
Swetnick said she was a victim of such a gang rape “where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present” in approximately 1982.
Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegations in a statement released Wednesday, calling them “ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone.”
Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Joining us to discuss the allegations against Kavanaugh and what they could mean for his Supreme Court nomination are IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law professor Carolyn Shapiro, who’s also co-director of the school’s Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States and a former clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer in 1996 and 1997; and attorney Joseph Morris, a partner at the law firm Morris and De La Rosa who served as an assistant U.S. attorney general during the Reagan administration and also served as counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission when Justice Clarence Thomas was the agency’s chairman.
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