Avenatti provides sworn affidavit from 3rd Kavanaugh accuser

Avenatti provides sworn affidavit from 3rd Kavanaugh accuser

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(A photo of Julie Swetnick provided by attorney Michael Avenatti)

UPDATE 12:33pm: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied the latest allegation.

“This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone,” Kavanaugh said in a statement provided by the White House. “I don’t know who this is and this never happened.”

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WASHINGTON — Attorney Michael Avenatti released a sworn affidavit Wednesday from a woman who alleges that she was drugged and raped by multiple males at a party that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his friends attended as teenagers.

The woman, identified in the affidavit as Julie Swetnick, cites instances in which Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge attempted to spike drinks with grain alcohol and drugs in order to “cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘No.’ ”

Swetnick said that once girls were intoxicated, they were raped by numerous boys who would wait in a line outside a bedroom.

She said that she recalls both Kavanaugh and Judge being among those she saw waiting in line, but does not state that Kavanaugh was among those who raped her.

In addition, Swetnick, who was a student at Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Md. at the time, said she had observed Kavanaugh acting in a physically and abusive manner while drinking in excess.

Swetnick said that she holds public trust clearance with the Treasury Department, the U.S. Mint and the IRS, and has served in a number of positions within the federal and D.C. governments.

The affidavit follows two other women claiming that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers.

Kavanaugh has denied those allegations.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing with the nominee and California-based professor Christine Blasey Ford, who said that she was pinned to a bed and groped by Kavanaugh as he tried to remove her clothes and held his hand over his mouth. She said the incident occurred at a party at a Maryland home when they were both teenagers.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee’s chair, responded to the new allegations Wednesday with a terse statement acknowledging that it was received and that it would be examined.

Neither Kavanaugh nor the White House has publicly weighed in on the latest allegations.

A request for comment from the White House was not immediately returned.

Avenatti, who has floated the possibility of running for president in 2020, is best known for representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal efforts against President Donald Trump.

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