Brett Kavanaugh: Second allegation made against court nominee

Ruben Ruiz
September 24, 2018

The New Yorker magazine reported that Senate Democrats are investigating the new allegation against Kavanaugh that dates to the 1983-84 academic year, when Kavanaugh was a Yale freshman.

Trump repeated his doubts about Ford's claims, telling Rivera that "this went 36 years without a complaint", but he thinks it is important for both Ford and Kavanaugh to testify to the Senate about the allegations. She tells the New Yorker she recalls other students telling her to kiss it. Ramirez says she pushed the person away, touching the penis in the process, and then saw Kavanaugh standing next to her, pulling his trousers up and laughing.

The New Yorker's report says at least four Democratic senators have received details of the allegation. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so.

Kavanaugh denied the accusation in a statement to The New Yorker yesterday that read: "This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen".

Among those who have been contacted: a friend of Ford, who USA TODAY isn't naming to protect her privacy because she is seemingly not connected to the confirmation process.

In response Ford's lawyer Debra Katz said: "As Dr. Ford has said, she did not share her story publicly or with anyone for years following the incident with Judge Kavanaugh".

Through her lawyer, the woman told the committee on Saturday that she does not know Kavanaugh and she didn't remember being at a party with him, emails show.

Also on Sunday night, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels and a leading anti-Trump figure, released an email that he had sent to the Senate judiciary committee on behalf of an unnamed client.

White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec called the new allegation part of a "coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man". Ramirez says she and Kavanaugh were sitting in a small group of students playing a drinking game at the campus' Lawrance Hall. "But she can come and tell that story".

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Kavanaugh will also address the committee on Thursday, the newspapers report.

The New Yorker article was co-written by Ronan Farrow, whose reportage around disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was key in opening the floodgates of the #MeToo movement, along with another reporter Jane Mayer.

The two parties will testify separately - first Ford, followed by Kavanaugh, who will respond - the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed.

"She has agreed to move forward with a hearing even though the committee has refused to subpoena Mark Judge", it said.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, called for the "immediate postponement" of any further action on Mr Kavanaugh's nomination.

A second claim of sexual misconduct against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh has emerged days before a hearing into a woman's claim he sexually assaulted her as a teenager.

Today, Deborah Ramirez came forward with serious allegations of sexual misconduct by Judge Kavanaugh.

The White House continued to stand behind Justice Kavanaugh.

They said in the statement that Ramirez never described the incident until after Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court. Ford says she feared Kavanaugh might inadvertently kill her before she managed to get away.

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