Woman's lawyers submit 4 statements backing up Kavanaugh assault story

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A new woman claimed yesterday to have witnessed sexually abusive behaviour by Brett Kavanaugh and said she was gang-raped at a party in the early 1980s attended by the Supreme Court nominee.

The woman, Julie Swetnick, a Washington resident, is represented by lawyer Michael Avenatti, who revealed her identity on Twitter and posted her photograph.

Swetnick alleges that she "became the victim of one of these "gang" or "train" rapes" where he was present.Kavanaugh has denied Swetnick's allegation in a statement, saying "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".

Swetnick is now the third woman to come forward with sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who was the first to accuse the judge of sexual misconduct, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

According to Swetnick's sworn declaration, tweeted by Avenatti minutes before he posted a photo of Swetnick, the accuser said she first met Kavanaugh and Judge at a Washington, DC-area house party sometime between 1980 and 1981.

The woman also made other accusations in her statement.

Swetnick alleged she became one of the victims of "one of these "gang" or "train" rapes". The user said his girlfriend called Avenatti on a burner phone, and that both also pretended to be a person who could corroborate the story, CBS News reported. She also alleged that Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge, was also in the room during the alleged assault. Kavanaugh denies those allegations as well.

The teenage boys were "joined at the hip", drank excessively and engaged in "highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking "No" for an answer", she wrote.

In that New Yorker article - which focused on a second Kavanaugh accuser, Deborah Ramirez, who alleges Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at Yale in the 1980s - Rasor did not make any allegations against Kavanaugh. This is the third sexual assault or misconduct allegation against the judge.

Her affidavit claimed that "in approximately 1982", she was incapacitated without her consent and unable to fight off her rapists. "These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh", Swetnick said. We know some evidence already: Ford passed a lie detector test on her claims about Kavanaugh. When I say zero truth, I mean zero truth. A source familiar with the matter provided the following details to CNN after notices were sent to Kavanaugh's and Ford's legal teams.

Ford will then leave the committee hearing room, and Kavanaugh will enter once Ford has departed.

Ford, a professor from California, has alleged that a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers in Montgomery County.

"She is prepared to meet with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, disclose everything that she knows, disclose additional witnesses", and "absolutely" willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Avenatti added, appearing by phone on MSNBC following his tweet on Wednesday.

A Judiciary Committee spokesman acknowledged having received the declaration from Swetnick.

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