New accuser says Kavanaugh was present at group sexual attacks

Oscar Cross
September 28, 2018

She did not say Kavanaugh or Judge sexually assaulted her.

Two other friends, Adela Gildo-Mazzon and Rebecca White, said Ford had made similar remarks to them, in 2013 and 2017 respectively, describing an alleged assault by a teenager who later became a federal judge.

While Judge watched, Ford said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes.

"Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh", the president tweeted. The Associated Press has not been able to corroborate them, and continues to investigate. "In our 16 years of marriage I have always known Christine to be truthful person of great integrity".

Meanwhile, Kavanaugh's lawyers have sent the committee pages from his 1982 calendar to bolster his claim that he wasn't at the house party where Ford alleges the assault took place.

Swetnick has said that she, too, is willing to testify; however, the committee hasn't called her to do so, and is planning to hold a vote on Kavanaugh the day after Ford testifies.

She said that she saw Kavanaugh behave as a "mean drunk" at these parties and witnessed him "engage in highly inappropriate conduct" that included "fondling and grabbing girls without their consent".

Julie Swetnick alleges that, at parties in the D.C. area, she witnessed Kavanaugh drink excessively, and engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls, including pressing against them without their consent and attempting to expose their private body parts. It was triggered, she said, by a discussion she and her husband had about adding a second front door to their home.

Ford's emailed response: "Brett Kavanaugh".


A Senate Judiciary Committee source told CNN that the committee responded to Avenatti and investigators "immediately started looking" into Swetnick's allegations.

In an interview with MS-NBC Thursday morning, Swetnick said Kavanaugh should not be confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice.

In written testimony for Thursday's Senate hearing where both he and Ford will testify, Kavanaugh acknowledged drinking in high school with his friends, but said he's never done anything "remotely resembling" the sexual misconduct alleged by his chief accuser.

Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, provided the declaration to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Judge is an author and journalist who was accused of sexual assault by the first woman to come forward with claims against Kavanaugh.

That's set up a he-said, she-said standoff over the allegations. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations.

Kavanaugh said in an interview earlier this week with Fox News that he went to an all-boys Catholic high school where he focused on academics, and athletics.

An attorney for Kavanaugh says there is no dispute that he drank in high school and college. He also claims to have been a virgin in high school.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. Christine Blasey Ford drew on her training as a psychologist.

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