Brett Kavanaugh (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

Two new, damning allegations come out against Brett Kavanaugh

Allegations of indecency and "gang rape" emerge Sunday against Kavanaugh, as Democrats call for FBI investigation


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Taylor Link
September 24, 2018 3:08AM (UTC)

Brett Kavanaugh will have to overcome multiple accusations of sexual misconduct if he hopes to become the next Supreme Court justice.

On Sunday, Michael Avenatti and Ronan Farrow, respectively, shared new allegations made against the federal judge.

Farrow, reporting for New Yorker, wrote that Senate Democrats have heard about a new incident that occurred during Kavanaugh's first year at Yale University. Deborah Ramirez, then a student at Yale, said that Kavanaugh exposed himself in front of her at a party. Ramirez indicated she did not come forward earlier because her recollection of that evening had holes. Upon consulting with an attorney after the accusation made by Christine Blasey Ford came out, Ramirez had more clarity about what happened to her years ago.

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According to Farrow's story in New Yorker:

She remembers Kavanaugh standing to her right and laughing, pulling up his pants. “Brett was laughing,” she said. “I can still see his face, and his hips coming forward, like when you pull up your pants.” She recalled another male student shouting about the incident. “Somebody yelled down the hall, ‘Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie’s face,’ ” she said. “It was his full name. I don’t think it was just ‘Brett.’ And I remember hearing and being mortified that this was out there.”

White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec said the Trump administration still supported Kavanaugh's nomination. “This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man. This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say. The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh.”

Avenatti, who wrote on Twitter Sunday that he represented a client who had information about Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge, recently revealed details about the information. Avenatti wrote an email to the chief counsel of nominations, Mike Davis, about allegations of "gang rape" involving Kavanaugh.

So far, Kavanaugh has only denied the accusation made by Ramirez, as reported in New Yorker.

“The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so,” he said. "I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name — and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building — against these last-minute allegations.”


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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