September 27, 2018
Self-described virgin and churchgoer Brett Kavanaugh spiked the drinks of high school girls who were targeted for sexual attack by him and his schoolmates at Georgetown Prep, according to the claims of a third accuser brought forward and identified by lawyer Michael Avenatti on September 26, CNBC reported.
His client—Washington, D.C. resident Julie Swetnick— publicly released the stunning claims in an affidavit on the eve of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Kavanaugh and another accuser CNBC said. The White House had no immediate comment on Swetnick’s allegations, which were signed under penalty of perjury.
Swetnick, 55, who has no political party affiliation and who has held multiple security clearances for work done at federal agencies—among them, the Treasury Department, U.S. Mint, IRS, State Department, and Justice Department—attested to the fact that she saw current SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh in his high schools days in the early 1980s “drink excessively at many” house parties in suburban Maryland. She said he engaged in “abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls.”
During the years of 1981 and 1982, she related in the affidavit, Swetnick learned of efforts by Kavanaugh, his friend Mark Judge, and others “to spike the drinks of girls at house parties I attended with grain alcohol and/or drugs so as to cause girls to lose inhibitions and their ability to say ‘No.’ “
She claims that specific girls were targeted by those boys, and “it was usually a girl that was especially vulnerable because she was alone at the party or shy.”
“I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room. These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh,” Swetnick alleged in the affidavit, CNBC reported.
She also said in her affidavit sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee that in approximately 1982 “I became the victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present.”
“Shortly after the incident, I shared what had transpired with at least two other people,” Swetnick said. “During the incident, I was incapacitated without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me. I believe I was drugged using Quaaludes or something similar placed in what I was drinking.”
She says that she shared the story of her own alleged gang rape, which she says took place around 1982, with “at least two other people” shortly after it occurred.
Since then—but before Kavanaugh’s nomination, she has said that she told a psychiatrist and her husband about the disturbing incident.
In providing Swetnick’s name and affidavit to the committee, Avenatti said, “We demand an immediate FBI investigation into the allegations. Under no circumstances should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed, absent a full and complete investigation.
For his part, Kavanaugh has repeatedly has categorically denied committing any type of sexual misconduct against Swetnick or the other two witnesses, Christine Blasey-Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who already have come forward.
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