WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday described new allegations against him as “from the Twilight Zone.”
“I don’t know who this is and this never happened,” Kavanaugh said in a statement provided by the White House.
Earlier Wednesday, Attorney Michael Avenatti released a sworn affidavit from Julie Swetnick, a woman with a history of serving in various government positions, who said that she was gang-raped decades ago at a party attended by Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge.
Swetnick said that she had seen Kavanaugh and Judge waiting outside a bedroom where a girl was being raped, that the two spiked drinks with drugs and alcohol, and that the now-nominee was verbally and physically abusive toward females as a teenager.
The allegation is the third against Kavanaugh since his confirmation hearings wrapped earlier this month.
California-professor Catherine Ford and Deborah Ramirez, a former Yale student, have both publicly come forward to claim that the nominee sexually assaulted them as teenagers.
Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the two women’s charges.
The nominee and Ford are both expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
President Donald Trump responded to the allegations by going after Avenatti, who is best known for representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal struggles against Trump.
“Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” Trump tweeted. “He is just looking for attention and doesn’t want people to look at his past record and relationships – a total low-life!”
Avenatti is a third rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He is just looking for attention and doesn’t want people to look at his past record and relationships – a total low-life!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2018