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Dabney Friedrich refutes mother’s anonymous accusations against Kavanaugh sent to Senate

September 27, 2018

A woman who dated Brett Kavanaugh in 1998 has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he never mistreated her, as alleged in an anonymous letter sent to Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican.

The former girlfriend found the charge “offensive and absurd.”

The anonymous letter writer said her daughter “occasionally socialized” with Mr. Kavanaugh in Washington while he was part of the Ken Starr prosecution team.

The author said her daughter claimed that when Mr. Kavanaugh and a group of cohorts left a bar one night, “they were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually.”

Mr. Kavanaugh’s girlfriend at the time was Dabney Friedrich, now a U.S. District Court judge in Washington.

She supplied this statement, obtained by The Washington Times, to the Judiciary Committee:

“I write in response to a phone call I received this evening from Mike Davis, Chief Nominations Counsel for the Committee. In our phone call, Mr. Davis read an anonymous letter sent to Colorado Senator Cory Gardner dated September 22, 2018.

“Mr. Davis asked me (1) whether I dated Brett Kavanaugh in 1998 and (2) whether he ever shoved me against a wall. Mr. Davis also emailed me the attached letter and asked me to provide an immediate and written response to the Committee.

“As I informed Mr. Davis, I dated Brett Kavanaugh in 1998. To the extent the attached letter is referring to me as the ‘friend [who] was dating him,’ the allegations it makes are both offensive and absurd. At no time did Brett ever shove me against a wall, including in an ‘aggressive and sexual’ manner. When we dated, Brett always treated me with the utmost respect, and we remain friends to this day. I have never observed (nor am I aware of) Brett acting in a physically inappropriate or aggressive manner toward anyone.”

Mr. Kavanaugh denied the allegation to the committee staff.

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