The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing allegations by a third woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, a panel spokesman said Wednesday, in yet another potential blow to his prospects for Senate confirmation.
Attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted four pages of a declaration from Julie Swetnick of Washington, D.C., who said she holds four active clearances with the federal government, and who asked for privacy and no followup media interviews. On Saturday, he tweeted that all "indications are that Dr. Ford is not alone", a reference to Christine Ford, who says Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at party when they were in high school.
Additionally, Swetnick details incidents in which Judge, Kavanaugh, and others participated in gang rape - including one incident in which she was the victim.
Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women, putting his nomination for the high court at risk. "I have never done any such thing, known about any such thing".
The declaration was posted on Twitter by her attorney, Michael Avenatti.
Ramirez claims that during a party, an inebriated Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and forced her to touch his penis without her consent.
Avenatti claims there are "multiple witnesses that will corroborate these facts and each of them must be called to testify publicly". He tweeted a screenshot of the email on Sunday evening after announcing he was representing "a woman with credible information" about Kavanaugh and Judge.
He said they would use alcohol or drugs to allow a "train" of men to subsequently gang rape them.
"This is ridiculous and from the twilight zone", Kavanaugh said in a statement.
Swetnick has so far not spoken to reporters, so her declaration is now the only public account of this incident.
And she says she has witnesses.
My e-mail of moments ago with Mike Davis, Chief Counsel for Nominations for U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. There should be an investigation into these allegations, made in a sworn affidavit, and other named witnesses, including Mark Judge, must be called to testify. She said she now holds security clearances Department of Treasury, the U.S. Mint, and the Internal Revenue Service. Judge is a boyhood friend of Kavanaugh who has written a book describing the debauchary of his high school years.