Another woman has come forward with disturbing allegations of Brett Kavanaugh’s behavior in high school
In addition to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, a third woman has come forward with sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The woman is not accusing Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, of participating in her assault — but says they were present during a 1982 house party where she says she was gang-raped.
Julie Swetnick says in a sworn statement that Kavanaugh would drink to excess and “engage in abusive behavior” toward teenage girls while he was in high school. In the statement, released by attorney Michael Avenatti (who also represents Stormy Daniels), Swetnick claims she witnessed Kavanaugh and Judge intentionally trying to get teenage girls “inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang-raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys.”
“I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room,” she alleges in the statement. “These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.” She herself became a victim at one of these parties. While she doesn’t call out Kavanaugh or Judge as her rapists, the allegations are still disturbing, damning as hell, and should in no way be tolerated — especially as he’s a nominee for the highest court in the country.
Swetnick says she attended more than 10 parties with Kavanaugh and Judge between 1981 and 1983. She says the two of them “engaged in highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking ‘no’ for an answer. This conduct included the fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent.”
In response, Kavanaugh has cruelly dismissed called Swetnick’s sworn recollection. “This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone,” he says in a statement. “I don’t know who this is and this never happened.”
A large part of Kavanaugh’s “defense” has been focusing on calendars he’s kept for over 35 years. While he feels that these detailed calendars serve as valid alibis for his whereabouts back in high school and college, many people are skeptical about them.
Though some of his entries seem to corroborate with Swetnick’s claims of witnessing assault perpetrated by Kavanaugh during “Beach Week.” Kavanaugh released his calendar entries to the public prior to Swetnick coming forward.
Avenatti is calling for an FBI investigation into Swetnick’s allegations. “Under no circumstances should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed absent a full and complete investigation,” he says.
Swetnick’s statement also aligns with details Mark Judge — the co-perpetrator in question — admitted to an ex-girlfriend, per The New Yorker.
Dr. Blasey Ford says Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a high school party where Judge was also present. Deborah Ramirez claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while they were freshmen at Yale University.
That’s the thing about men who commit sexual assault. It’s never just an isolated incident. Whether more victims will come forward remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain — Brett Kavanaugh has absolutely no business being confirmed as a justice for the highest law of the land if he’s been repeatedly breaking it his entire life.