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United States judge Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh allegations

United States judge Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh allegations

Ramirez claims that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and shoved his penis in her face while they played a drinking game in a dorm room along with other classmates at Yale University.

Judiciary Committee Republicans say they are now reviewing Swetnick's allegations.

In an interview with Fox News on Monday, the Supreme Court nominee said that he never sexually assaulted anyone and was a virgin through high school and for "many years after".

The three-page declaration was sent to the counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is set to hear testimony from Kavanaugh and another woman, Christine Blasey Ford, as early as tomorrow.

In evidence for the hearing, Kavanaugh acknowledges drinking in high school with his friends, but says he has never done anything "remotely resembling" the sexual misconduct alleged by his chief accuser.

"In approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of these "gang" or "train" rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present", Swetnick continued.

An attorney for Kavanaugh says there is no dispute that he drank in high school and college. The professor said she was being treated for long-term effects of the encounter which she described as a "rape attempt".

Julie Swetnick, of Washington, is the third woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh.

Two affidavits, from Ford's husband Russell Ford and from the coach of their son's baseball team, say Ford named Kavanaugh as the alleged assailant.




But after more allegations emerged, some GOP senators have allowed that much is riding on Mr Kavanaugh's performance.

Kavanaugh on Wednesday once again rejected the allegations as "last minute smears" that were "false and uncorroborated".

Kavanaugh has denied both allegations.

She did not claim that Kavanaugh took part or was aware of her rape but she claimed that he and other boys in his circle engaged in similar behavior.

Along with the declaration, Avenatti released email correspondence showing that he attempted to get a response to the allgeations from the Judiciary Committee several times before releasing Swetnick's name and declaration.

Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee to present his case.

Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate and can't afford more than one defection to ensure confirmation without Democratic support.

When asked if Ramirez would testify without an investigation, Clune said, "It wouldn't surprise me if she would agree to do that". Her allegations are mainly about what she claims she saw Kavanaugh participating in, and how he treated other women.

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