UPDATE: 12:30 p.m.: Third Woman Steps Forward to Accuse Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct
Announced on Twitter by attorney Michael Avenatti, Julie Swetnick, a Washington resident, and former student at Gaithersburg High School, claims she was the victim of a gang rape in 1982 that Kavnaugh was present for.
“During the incident, I was incapacitated without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me,” Swetnick said. “I believe I was drugged using Quaaludes or something similar placed in what I was drinking.”
She also said, “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. These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.”
“Under no circumstances should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed absent a full and complete investigation,” Avenatti said.
Here is a picture of my client Julie Swetnick. She is courageous, brave and honest. We ask that her privacy and that of her family be respected. pic.twitter.com/auuSeHm5s0
Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 26, 2018
Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona prosecutor specializing in sex crimes, will question Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford at tomorrow’s hearing.
Four people have since corroborated Christine Blasey Ford’s story in signed letters, including her husband, and three friends who said she has mentioned the assault over the last five years.
But Kavanaugh, in a Fox News interview Monday night, said that he will defend his “lifelong record of promoting equality for the women.”
And now there is, potentially, a third female accuser, according to attorney Michael Avenatti a witness and a victim to discredit the reputation Kavanaugh says he built.
What reputation was he working on
His own high school yearbook page featured, “Renate alumni” a phrase used by his classmates claiming the conquest of a female student.
Georgetown Prep’s culture has been described as one of sexual assault and drinking. A letter signed in support of Ford by hundreds of women attests to it, and Kavanaugh’s classmates have said alcohol made him belligerent and aggressive.
Avenatti said that the third accuser, identified only as a woman who worked for the State Department and the U.S. Mint, is willing to “literally risk her life” to tell her story and would take a polygraph test. Avenatti said there is evidence of “the targeting of women” with alcohol or drugs at house parties “in order to allow a ‘train’ of men to gang rape them.”
The Yale DKE fraternity he joined was known for wild parties and had chanted, “No means Yes, Yes means anal” in front of a women’s center on campus.
He was also a member of an athlete group (now defunct) that “insider” students recall in the 1980s being referred to as “Tits and Clit,” instead of the public name “Truth and Courage.”
Kavanaugh, in Monday’s Fox interview, said had empowered “the women” since he was 14-years-old:
Did he rebuke his frat brothers, fellow athletes, or oppose the high school misogynistic culture
In his adult years, he worked for court judge Alex Kozinski in the 1990s, who resigned last year after multiple accusations of sexual harassment by former female staffers.
Also, Kavanaugh intern recruitment, reportedly done by a Yale professor, Amy Chua, and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, is under investigation by the school.
Chua reportedly told students it was “not an accident” that Kavanaugh’s female law clerks all “looked like models” and advised them on how to look to get the job.
It seems that a lifelong record of promoting equality doesn’t actually mean his entire life.
Kavanaugh’s response to his accuser: “I have never done any such thing, known about any such thing. When I was in high school, and I went to an all-boys Catholic high school, where I was focused on academics and athletics and going to church every Sunday at Little Flower and working on my service projects and friendships.”
When his wife was asked first in the Fox interview why not let an FBI investigation clear her husband’s name, Kavanaugh answered, for her, saying he wanted a “fair process which at the bare minimum means hearing from both sides before rushing to judgment.”