The title Mark Decide has appeared repeatedly in sexual assault and misconduct allegations put ahead in opposition to U.S. Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Decide was referenced by at the least two of Kavanaugh’s accusers, who mentioned he was current through the alleged incidents.
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Whereas talking earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford alleged Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her whereas the 2 have been in highschool within the 1980s. She mentioned Decide, Kavanaugh’s highschool pal, was current through the assault.
“Brett and Mark got here into the bed room and locked the door behind them,” she recounted.
She later added: “Mark was urging Brett on, though at occasions he advised Brett to cease. A few occasions I made eye contact with Mark and thought he would possibly attempt to assist me, however he didn’t.”
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Washington, D.C. resident Julie Swetnick, who’s accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, referenced Decide in her sworn affidavit.
Whereas Swetnick doesn’t accuse Decide or Kavanaugh of assaulting her, she says they have been current within the room when she was “gang” raped within the early 1980s.
“In roughly 1982, I grew to become the sufferer of one among these ‘gang’ or ‘prepare’ rapes the place Mark Decide and Brett Kavanaugh have been current,” she mentioned.
Here’s what we learn about Decide.
He wrote a ebook referred to as, Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk
Decide, now 54 years previous, is the writer of a 1997 autobiography titled, Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk.
Within the ebook, he wrote about his way of life of heavy ingesting at a prestigious all-boys non-public college referred to as Georgetown Preparatory Faculty.
He additionally made jokes about attending “masturbation class” in highschool. He wrote a couple of pal named “Bart O’Kavanaugh” who usually drank an excessive amount of, and as soon as threw up in a automobile.
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The place is Decide now?
Decide’s lawyer sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee final week denying allegations made by Blasey Ford.
“I’ve no reminiscence of this alleged incident. Brett Kavanaugh and I have been associates in highschool however I don’t recall the celebration described in Dr. Ford’s letter. Extra to the purpose, I by no means noticed Brett act within the method Dr. Ford describes,” Decide mentioned in a press release throughout the letter.
He mentioned he didn’t wish to testify earlier than Senate, regardless of calls from Swetnick’s lawyer Michael Avenatti.
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Since then, Decide has been hiding out at a pal’s dwelling in Bethany Seaside, Delaware, in accordance with The Washington Publish. He sometimes lives about three hours away in Maryland.
In keeping with the Publish, a reporter for the newspaper discovered piles of clothes, comics and a bundle marked for Decide exterior the house.
When the reporter approached Decide, he requested, “How’d you discover me?”
He didn’t remark additional.
Response to allegations Swetnick allegations
Decide additionally denied allegations put ahead by Swetnick by his lawyer.
“Mr. Decide vehemently denies Ms. Swetnick’s allegations,” the lawyer mentioned, in accordance with MSNBC.
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