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Julie Swetnick, new Brett Kavanaugh accuser, comes forward with disturbing affidavit

27 Septembre 2018

Ford said Kavanaugh pushed her into a room and pinned her to a bed.

Ford says in testimony for Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that she was "terrified" to go public with her story.

She says she witnessed Kavanaugh "drink excessively and engage in highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking "No" for an answer".

"I lament how this hearing has come about", he added, noting that Dr Ford's allegations emerged only after Mr Kavanaugh's original confirmation hearing earlier this month was over.

New allegations of sexual misconduct by US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are being reviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Both told the committee they, not Kavanaugh, "had the encounter with Dr. Ford in 1982 that is the basis of his complaint", the release states. "This is a shameful way to treat our witness, who insisted on confidentiality, and Judge Kavanaugh, who has had to address these allegations in the midst of a media circus". She criticized Republicans who have rejected Democratic demands to slow Kavanaugh's confirmation process and let the FBI investigate all the allegations, saying, "What I don't understand is the rush to judgment". "When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol) they were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually".

Later in the day, he left open the possibility of delaying a Friday committee vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, saying whether to subpoena Judge depends on "how important" Judge is to Ford's testimony.

Both women's accusations have faced resistance from Senate Republicans.

"It's not to say that there can not be a situation where a person has risen above these kinds of behavior or teenage behavior", Hill told NPR, "but is to say that what we have is a person speaking the privilege of representing the laws of this country, and when that individual is reasonably believed to have broken those laws - and then not been truthful about it - to me, that's a disqualification". "It's happened to me many times".

Avenatti also represents porn star Stormy Daniel's in her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied that he ever sexually assaulted anyone.

That means that a handful of moderate Republican senators who have not announced whether or not they support Mr Kavanaugh could determine his fate. He said that he wanted to "apologize" to both of them "for the way you've been treated".

During the free-wheeling news conference, Trump continued to lash out at Democrats and label the allegations against Kavanaugh politically motivated.

Swetnick says that in 1981 and 1982, she became aware of efforts by Judge, Kavanaugh and others to "spike the punch at house parties" so as to "cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say 'No'".

"We are now in a place where it's not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified".

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Julie Swetnick, new Brett Kavanaugh accuser, comes forward with disturbing affidavit