Third accuser says Kavanaugh had role in sexual assaults

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"She says it was known that Judge, Kavanaugh, and others would spike the punch at these parties with grain alcohol or drugs in order to make girls inebriated, and that the boys, including Kavanaugh, would "'target' particular girls so they could be taken advantage of; it was usually a girl that was especially vulnerable because she was alone at the party or shy". The behavior included grabbing girls and fondling them without their consent, she alleged. She says, among others, that Kavanaugh and Judge were present when she was gang raped.

"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", she says.

Asked if he was undecided on supporting the judge, Rubio said, "Like anybody else, I am going to watch the hearing tomorrow", while also deferring questions about the appropriateness of a floor vote on Kavanaugh early next week. Swetnick believes she was drugged with Quaaludes "or something similar placed in what I was drinking".

She said she observed Kavanaugh drinking "excessively" at numerous parties and engaging in "abusive and physically aggressive behaviour toward girls, including pressing girls against him without their consent, "grinding' against girls, and attempting to remove or shift girls' clothing to expose private body parts". I often witnessed Brett Kavanaugh speak in a demeaning manner about girls in general as well as specific girls by name. "I also witnessed Brett Kavanaugh behave as a "mean drunk" on many occasions at these parties". "I have a hard time believing any person would continue to go to - according to the affidavit - ten parties over a two-year period where women were routinely gang raped and not report it".

You can read a pdf of Swetnick's entire statement here.

Attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday named Julie Swetnick as his client who has made allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The lawyer, who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels, said at the weekend that he had " significant evidence" that Kavanaugh participated in multiple gang rapes while in high school.

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"Before someone is installed in the Supreme Court for life, they should be fully vetted", Avenatti said, adding "she wants the American public to know the truth about Brett Kavanaugh and his conduct".

According to Broadcasting & Cable, a new Kavanaugh accuser has emerged.

Sen. Susan Collins, meanwhile, noted that Judiciary Committee staff was already in the process of setting up an interview with Swetnick.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and all 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee called for Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination on the same day that Julie Swetnick said in a sworn statement that he was present at a party in which she was gang raped. This claim is absolutely false and a lie. But he has previously denied ever acting inappropriately with any woman.

On Monday, the judge, with his wife at his side, denied on Fox News that he had ever assaulted anyone, saying he had always "treated women with dignity and respect".

In one of the declarations released by Ford's lawyers on Wednesday, Adela Gildo-Mazzon, who describes herself as a good friend of Ford's, said Ford shared her allegations about a sexual assault while the two were eating at a pizzeria in Mountain View, Calif.