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Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who also represents adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her case against Trump, brought the accusation from his client Julie Swetnick.

A new woman claimed on Wednesday to have witnessed sexually abusive behavior by Brett Kavanaugh and said she was gang-raped at a party in the early 1980s attended by the Supreme Court nominee.

Ramirez claims that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and shoved his penis in her face while they played a drinking game in a dorm room along with other classmates at Yale University.

The declarations will likely be a key topic of discussion when the Senate Judiciary Committee interviews both Ford and Kavanaugh about the assault allegations on Thursday.

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti as she speaks outside federal court, in NY.

In testimony prepared for Thursday's Senate hearing, Kavanaugh acknowledges drinking in high school with his friends, but says he's never done anything "remotely resembling" the sexual misconduct alleged by his chief accuser.

Swetnick said she was a victim of one of those assaults in the early 1980s and that Kavanaugh and Judge had been present, though she did not say whether they had sex with her. 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". "Committee lawyers are in the process of reviewing it now", a spokesperson for Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said in a statement, according to Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur. "These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh", Swetnick said.




"I also witnessed Brett Kavanaugh behave as a "mean drunk" on many occasions at these parties".

Trump said Ford's allegation was 36 years old "and nobody ever heard about it".

"This effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out", Kavanaugh said. Kavanaugh denied the accusation soon after it was reported Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, by The New Yorker magazine.

Many Republicans appear to have made up their minds already, and have attacked Ford, claiming she is unable to back up her accusation and the whole thing was manufactured at the last minute to derail President Donald Trump's nomination.

He acknowledged that he wasn't "perfect" in high school.

"The details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget".

On Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on whether to recommend Kavanaugh to the full Senate for Friday. The calendar pages are from the summer of 1982, which is when Ford says she believes the assault occurred.


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