Julie Swetnick comes forward as Michael Avenatti’s client accusing Kavanaugh
A new accuser came forward Wednesday to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of being complicit in gang rape during his high school years.
Julie Swetnick, who says she was a student in a Montgomery County public high school at the same time as Judge Kavanaugh, says in a sworn declaration that she was raped by multiple boys at a party and that Judge Kavanaugh and a friend, Mark Judge, “were present.”
She says she was “incapacitated without my consent,” and says she wasn’t the only one.
“I also witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of number boys,” Ms. Swetnick wrote.
Her declaration was released by Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who’s emerged as a major nemesis to President Trump.
He submitted her declaration to the Senate Judiciary Committee and asked for her allegations to be investigated. He also said it should sink Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.
A spokesman for the committee confirmed they have received the information and are reviewing it.
Judge Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied allegations of sexual impropriety, including saying he was a virgin until well after high school. Asked in a Fox News interview earlier this week about Mr. Avenatti’s allegation of gang rape before Ms. Swetnick came forward herself he also rejected the claim.
“That’s totally false and outrageous. I’ve never done any such thing, known about any such thing,” the judge said in response to the question.
Ms. Swetnick said she met Judge Kavanaugh at a house party in 1980 or 1981 and saw him at many parties in the following years.
She claims to have witnessed Mark Judge and Judge Kavanaugh being excessively drunk, aggressive with girls, and attempting to “spike” the drinks in order to have girls “lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘no.’”
In her declaration, Ms. Swetnick laid out a long history of government service, including security clearances from four different government agencies.
Here is a picture of my client Julie Swetnick. She is courageous, brave and honest. We ask that her privacy and that of her family be respected. pic.twitter.com/auuSeHm5s0 Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 26, 2018
Below is my correspondence to Mr. Davis of moments ago, together with a sworn declaration from my client. We demand an immediate FBI investigation into the allegations. Under no circumstances should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed absent a full and complete investigation. pic.twitter.com/QHbHBbbfbE Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 26, 2018