These Are The Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh
We heard on Thursday there were sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Now, thanks in part once again to the reporting of Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer in The New Yorker, we know just how bad they are.
A woman who has chosen to remain anonymous claims she attended a high school party with Kavanaugh. It’s unclear how well they knew one another, but they did not attend the same school; Kavanaugh went to Georgetown, an all-boys prep school.
This woman says Kavanaugh and a friend isolated her in a room where Kavanaugh held her down and forced himself on her. He covered her mouth to muffle her screams for help, and his friend turned up the music in the room so no one could hear.
The woman says she was able to free herself and escape, and that was the end of it. For three decades.
Then she had to watch as he accepted the SCOTUS nomination from Donald Trump (who also has over a dozen sexual misconduct accusers, let’s not forget).
This is where things get swampy.
Apparently the woman contacted both her local congresswoman, Anna Eshoo, and senate judiciary committee member Dianne Feinstein all the way back in July!
Feinstein reportedly sat on the letter in an effort to protect the woman’s anonymity, believing there was enough legal reason to stop Kavanaugh’s appointment without exposing it.
Eventually word got around to other Democrats who urged her to send the letter to the FBI, who APPARENTLY just popped it into the Kavanaugh folder and wiped their hands of it. Wow.
The other question is, did the Republicans, who have been hiding a MOUNTAIN of information about Kavanaugh including as much as 90% of his writings, find this out in their own vetting process and just hide it also??
It seems this woman was failed by the government MULTIPLE times.
And it’ll be one more if Kavanaugh is seated on the Supreme Court.
The nominee has since responded to the allegation, saying:
“I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
His accused classmate adds:
“I have no recollection of that.”
Sounds like these guys belong in court alright… We’ll continue to keep you updated on this shocking situation.
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