A 3rd girl has come ahead accusing U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Courtroom nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
The lawyer for Washington, D.C. resident Julie Swetnick mentioned on Wednesday he had submitted her sworn assertion to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Lawyer Michael Avenatti recognized his consumer on Twitter and posted an e mail to the committee. He mentioned he had a sworn declaration from Swetnick outlining her allegations towards Kavanaugh involving incidents that occurred within the 1980s.
Within the sworn affidavit posted by Avenatti, Swetnick says she was a sufferer of a “‘gang’ or ‘practice’” rape and Kavanaugh was current. The incident occurred in Washington, D.C., across the yr 1982.
“Throughout the incident, I used to be incapacitated with out my consent and unable to combat off the boys raping me,” she wrote.
“I consider I used to be drugged utilizing Quaaludes or one thing comparable positioned in what I used to be ingesting.”
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Swetnick mentioned she first met Kavanaugh in 1980 or 1981. She alleged Kavanaugh and his pals “spiked” the drinks of women at home events.
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“I’ve agency recollection of seeing boys lined up exterior rooms at many of those events ready for his or her ‘flip’ with a woman contained in the room,” he mentioned. “These boys included Mark Decide and Brett Kavanaugh.”
Avenatti declined to increase on the allegation in an interview Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” saying he wouldn’t add element past what was within the assertion. The lawyer additionally represents Stormy Daniels, an grownup movie actress who alleges she was paid to maintain a sexual relationship with Trump quiet.
Kavanaugh has denied allegations made by Swetnick.
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“That is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone,” he mentioned. “I don’t know who that is and this by no means occurred.”
The Supreme Courtroom nominee has additionally denied earlier allegations. He informed Fox Information earlier this week: “I’ve by no means sexually assaulted anybody.”
Whereas Trump didn’t tackle Swetnick’s allegations instantly, he did take intention at Avenatti in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.
“Avenatti is a 3rd charge lawyer who is nice at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he’s now doing on Decide Brett Kavanaugh,” the president tweeted.
“He’s simply in search of consideration and doesn’t need individuals to have a look at his previous file and relationships — a complete low-life!”
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Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two different ladies, placing his nomination for the excessive courtroom in danger. He and one of many accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify publicly Thursday earlier than the Judiciary Committee.
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley mentioned Wednesday that they’re investigating the claims, however Thursday’s listening to will go as deliberate.
A vote on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Courtroom nomination can be held Friday.
Nonetheless, Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer has referred to as on the method to be halted.
“I strongly consider Decide Kavanaugh ought to withdraw from consideration,” Schumer mentioned in a tweet Wednesday.
“If he won’t, on the very least, the listening to and the vote needs to be postponed whereas the FBI investigates all of those allegations.”
— With recordsdata from The Related Press
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