A former boyfriend of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick has instructed lawmakers that he doesn’t imagine her claims that she noticed Kavanaugh have interaction in sexually inappropriate conduct as a highschool pupil in Maryland.
In a letter launched by Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Dennis Ketterer, a former TV weatherman in Washington and a onetime Democratic congressional candidate, wrote that Swetnick “by no means stated something about being sexually assaulted, raped, gang-raped or having intercourse in opposition to her will” and “by no means talked about Brett Kavanaugh in any capability.”
In his four-page letter, Ketterer says that he and Swetnick had a short relationship within the 1990s, whereas Ketterer was having “marital issues” and at a time when Swetnick was “very sexually aggressive with me.” He claims that in 1996, he referred to as Swetnick’s father in a bid to get her quantity with a view to “presumably bringing her on to assist with my marketing campaign.”
“He instructed me that he had psychological and different issues on the time … and stated I would not need her to work on my marketing campaign,” wrote Ketterer, who added that Swetnick’s father hung up the telephone when he pressed him for extra data.
In accordance with Ketterer, he was motivated to return ahead after watching Thursday’s dramatic Judiciary Committee listening to that includes Kavanaugh and one other accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
“As I watched a part of the [hearing], and noticed Mrs. Kavanaugh trying so unhappy I felt she wanted to know that on this occasion, her husband was being mischaracterized,” stated Ketterer, who added that he was sexually assaulted when he was 9 years previous.
“My coronary heart nonetheless feels heavy, for me in addition to Julie and the Kavanaughs,” Ketterer’s letter concludes. “That stated, based mostly on my direct expertise with Julie, I don’t imagine her allegations in opposition to Mr. Kavanaugh.”
Swetnick’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, stated on Twitter that Ketterer’s letter was “rubbish” and confirmed that “the GOP is determined.”
“The allegations he makes are false and with none foundation,” Avenatti added. “We demand that the FBI interview my consumer & him, and that anybody discovered to have submitted false information be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the legislation.”
In an interview with NBC Information, Swetnick claimed that she noticed Kavanaugh “paw on women” and “[touch] them in non-public components” at events she attended within the early 1980s. Nonetheless, she stopped wanting saying he drugged or sexually assaulted her or different girls. NBC Information broadcast the interview Monday, however famous it had been unable to independently confirm Swetnick’s claims.
Kavanaugh has strongly denied allegations of sexual misconduct made by Swetnick, Ford and a former Yale classmate, Deborah Ramirez. The FBI is conducting a supplemental assessment of Kavanaugh’s background specializing in these claims.