Former roommate says Kavanaugh was 'belligerent when he was very drunk'

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A second allegation of sexual assault has placed Yale University firmly at the center of the confirmation battle for the next Supreme Court justice.

Kavanaugh is due to testify Thursday at a hearing with Christine Blasey Ford, who accused him of sexual assault while both were in high school in the early 1980s. Ford claims Kavanaugh tried removing her clothes and covered her mouth to prevent screams after he pinned her on a bed during a high school party.

In a statement Roche said that although he was not at the part, where Kavanaugh's accuser alleges the incident took place however he said that his friend Ramirez "stood out as being exceptionally honest and gentle" while he said Kavanaugh was a "notably heavy drinker" during his college years.

Kerri Kupec, a White House spokesperson, told the magazine that President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh on July 9 to succeed the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, remains steadfast in support of his nominee. "I've never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh said in the interview, sitting alongside his wife. This is a smear, plain and simple.

"The public will judge his alleged behavior, but, perhaps even more confidently, they will judge a loutish culture of drunken fraternities, preppy privilege, and reckless sexism among teen-age boys that we have historically tended to overlook, and for which Kavanaugh has become a timely poster child", she added.

The former student told the Guardian that in the following year, he advised two female classmates who were also interested in clerking for Kavanaugh to talk to Chua.

Robert Rivera Jr., a political independent who attended Yale Law with the nominee, said he would be "seriously shocked" if the stories about Kavanaugh were true, saying it "would be 100% contrary to the character of the man I know and a powerful punch in the gut". "They finally did reach him, and he said we are not issuing a statement". Current Yale law students staged a sit-in on campus Monday to demand the same. She was first contacted by the New Yorker last Monday and retained me to represent her Tuesday.

Faculty at the school have canceled the majority of classes Monday morning at the request of students.

In Washington DC, a bus carried protesters to the Supreme Court and Senate buildings to demonstrate. But Yale Law School spokeswoman Janet Conroy told the Yale Daily News the press release was not an endorsement of the nomination.

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The attorney said Ramirez spent the six days working to make sure all the information she put forward was accurate. But she indicated that she couldn't comment on the complaint or an investigation that Yale is conducting on the matter.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee said they would investigate Ms Ramirez's accusation.