The onetime girlfriend of Mark Judge - the person who is alleged by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford of California to have been present while Brett Kavanaugh supposedly sexually assaulted her back in the 1980s when they were both in high school - is prepared to speak to both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Senate Judiciary Committee about what she knows.
Michael Avenatti said the Senate Judiciary Committee has expressed interest in interviewing his client Julie Swetnick, who has leveled a series of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Reuters was not immediately able to verify the substance of the woman's allegation.
The woman, Deborah Ramirez, claimed that during a drunken dorm room party at Yale University, Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face and caused her to touch it. Why was she, an adult, attending high-school parties with minors? She first details what she says was Kavanaugh's excessive drinking and inappropriate conduct, which she says included "grinding" against girls and "making crude sexual comments to them". Judge was a high school classmate of Kavanaugh.
Swetnick's statement does not claim sexual assault, but it does say she saw Kavanaugh at parties "engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls" and spike the punch with alcohol.
In the extensive amount of time we collectively spent with Brett, we do not recall having ever met someone named Julie Swetnick.
Avenatti also noted an entry in Kavanaugh's yearbrook that said, "FFFFFFFourth of July", saying he believed it meant "Find them, French them, Feel them, Finger them, F*** them, Forget them". "I've never done any such thing, known about any such thing", Kavanaugh said, adding that he went to an all-boys Catholic high school and focused on academics and athletics.
From 1981 to 1983, Swetnick said, Kavanaugh and Judge were present at at least 10 house parties that she attended in the Washington area. As of the afternoon on September 26, the committee had a vote scheduled to recommend Kavanaugh for confirmation by the full Senate.
"The Senate Judiciary Committee's investigators are more than capable of investigating the claims presented by Mr. Avenatti", Davis responded in the release.
With Kavanaugh's confirmation, Trump would shift the court more firmly to the right for a generation, a long-held goal of conservative leaders.
The judge said there were parties where people sometimes had too much to drink.
Ford, a professor from California, has alleged that a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers in Montgomery County.