Kavanaugh Denies Fresh Harassment Allegations From College Classmate

Kavanaugh Denies Fresh Harassment Allegations From College Classmate

The White House and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied an allegation Sunday made by a second woman accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Ramirez, meanwhile, alleged that Kavanaugh pulled down his trousers and thrust his penis in her face at a Yale party during the 1983-84 school year.

The New Yorker was unable to confirm with eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was at the party Ramirez described, though one classmate who was not at the party said that he is "one-hundred-per-cent sure" he was told Kavanaugh had exposed himself to Ramirez.

In addition to her acknowledged memory gaps, she reportedly "was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty".

A second woman, Deborah Ramirez, accused him in an article published in the New Yorker magazine on Sunday of sexual misconduct during the 1983-84 academic year when both attended Yale University.

"For people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago, and 30 years ago and never mention it-all of a sudden, it happens", Trump said. He said he did not question that perhaps Ms. Ford at some point in her life was sexually assaulted, "but what I know is I've never sexually assaulted anyone".

Kavanaugh and his Republican allies portrayed the allegations as part of a "smear campaign" by Democrats who have fought his nomination from the outset. "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 - against these last-minute allegations". Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' lawyer, is representing the woman, who says Kavanaugh, Judge, and others purposely got women drunk at college parties to later assault them, with men taking turns one after the other to rape intoxicated women. The move is without parallel, as every Supreme Court nominee in recent memory has avoided media interviews during the Senate confirmation process. The woman said Kavanaugh forced her to come in contact with his penis while both were inebriated at a party.

"I also ask that the newest allegations of sexual misconduct be referred to the FBI for investigation, and that you join our request for the White House to direct the FBI to investigate the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford as well as these new claims", Feinstein said.

This follows an allegation from Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982, when the two were teenagers. Senior Republican staffers also learned of the allegation last week, according to the magazine, and expressed concern about the impact this new allegation could have on Kavanaugh's nomination.

The protests came on the same day a letter Ford sent to Republican Chuck Grassely, the Senate Judiciary chairman, was made public. "A quiet, serious, thorough background check (of Judge Kavanaugh) by the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

"No innuendo has been too low, no insinuation too dirty", Senator Hatch said, adding the committee should proceed with its hearing on Thursday and "then we should vote". And McConnell said that Thursday's Judiciary Committee hearing would proceed and that full Senate consideration would follow "in the near future", though he mentioned no date.

The White House is approaching Ms Ford's potential testimony with trepidation, nervous that an emotional performance might not just damage Mr Kavanaugh's chances but could further energise female voters to turn out against Republicans in November.

Asked about the President's support for his nomination at the end of the interview, Kavanaugh said he knew Trump "is going to stand by me".

Ramirez says she grew increasingly intoxicated as the game wore on, and that eventually one of the young men exposed himself to her.

Ford stated she would welcome the opportunity to meet with Grassley and other senators directly, person to person, and answer any questions they had.

But Conway on Monday appeared to throw cold water on the accusations, stating she felt the mounting allegations were "starting to feel like a vast left-wing conspiracy".

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