Third Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward, Alleges Kavanaugh Present During Gang Rape
After announcing on Sunday that he had a female client with allegations that Kavanaugh attended house parties and participated in a culture where she was gang-raped, Michael Avenatti, revealed his client’s name on Wednesday.
The third woman accusing Kavanaugh is Julie Swetnick, a Washington D.C. resident, who attended parties in the D.C. area with Kavanaugh in the 80’s.
Swetnick signed a sworn statement and said she was a “victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present” at a party in Washington D.C., in approximately 1982.
“During the incident, I was incapacitated without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me,” she wrote, noting that she shared what happened with “at least two other people” shortly after the incident. “I believe I was drugged using Quaaludes or something similar placed in what I was drinking.”
Swetnick said she attended “well over ten house parties” from 1981-1983 and that between 1981-1982 she began to notice Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge and others would attempt to ‘”spike’ the ‘punch’ at house parties I attended with drugs and/or grain alcohol so as to cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘No.’”
According to Swetnick, Kavanaugh and Judge would “‘target’ particular girls … it was usually a girl that was especially vulnerable because she was alone at the party or shy.” She said she has a “firm recollection” of seeing boys ― including Judge and Kavanaugh ― “lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room.”
Avenatti made his first public announcement that he had a client with credible evidence against Kavanaugh on Sunday and emailed the below correspondence to the Senate Judicial Committee:
“We are aware of significant evidence of multiple house parties in the Washington D.C. area during the early 1980’s during which Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge and others would participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs in order to allow a “train” of men to subsequently gang rape them. There are multiple witnesses that will corroborate these facts and each of them must be called to testify publicly. As a starting point, Senate investigators should pose the following questions to Judge Kavanaugh without delay and provide the answers to the American people:
Did you ever target one or more women for sex at a house party? Did you ever assist Mark Judge or others in doing so?
Did you ever attend any house party during which a woman was gang-raped or used for sex by multiple men?
Did you ever witness a line of men outside a bedroom at any house party where you understood a woman was in the bedroom being raped or taken advantage of?
Did you ever participate in any sexual conduct with a woman at a house party whom you understood to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs?
Did you ever communicate with Mark Judge or anyone else about your participation in a “train” involving a intoxicated woman?
Did you ever object or attempt to prevent one or men from participating in the rape, or taking advantage, of a woman at any house party?
Avenatti ended the letter saying, “please note that we will provide additional evidence relating to the above conduct both to the Committee and the American public in the coming days.”
In another tweet shortly after, Avenatti also said, ‘”Brett Kavanaugh must be asked about this entry in his yearbook: “FFFFFFFourth of July.” We believe that this stands for: Find them, French them, Feel them, Finger them, F*ck them, Forget them. As well as the term “Devil’s Triangle.” Perhaps Sen. Grassley can ask him. #Basta’”
Swetnick’s allegations come days after a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, made an allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself and forced her to touch his genitals while both were undergraduates at Yale University.
Both Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh are scheduled to testify this Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.