- Elizabeth Rasor, who dated Brett Kavanaugh’s high school friend Mark Judge in college, says she is willing to talk with the FBI about her claim that Judge told her about having group sex with a drunk woman in high school.
- Julie Swetnick, a third woman who came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct involving Kavanaugh, alleges that Kavanaugh and Judge were present during “gang rapes” of teenage girls at high school parties in the early 1980s.
- Judge’s alleged story and and Swetnick’s accusations are putting renewed pressure on Senate Republicans to call for an FBI investigation into the claims and to subpoena Judge to testify before the committee.
Elizabeth Rasor, a former girlfriend of Brett Kavanaugh’s high school friend Mark Judge, said on Wednesday that she’s willing to speak with the FBI about her claim that Judge told her about having group sex with a drunk woman in high school.
Judge is alleged byChristine Blasey Fordto have been in the room when Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in the early 1980s.
A third woman, Julie Swetnick, came forward on Wednesdaywith sexual misconduct allegations against both Kavanaugh and Judge that prompted renewed attention around Rasor’s claims.
In a sworn declaration made public on Wednesday by attorney Michael Avenatti, Swetnick said Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge engaged in “abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls” at house parties in high school in the early 1980s.
Swetnick, a 55-year-old Washington resident, said Kavanaugh and Judge helped the teenage girls become “inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys” during the parties.
“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 said. “These boys included Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.”
Swetnick also alleged that Kavanaugh and Judge were present when she was “gang raped” at a party in 1982, during which she believes she was drugged with a sedative. Kavanaugh has categorically denied all of the allegations of misconduct made against him and called Swetnick’s claims“ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone” in a Wednesday statement.
Rasor is willing to speak with the FBI and testify before the Senate, according to a letter from Rasor’s lawyer to the Senate Judiciary Committe that was obtained by The Washington Post.
“Although Ms. Rasor does not welcome the unwanted attention that would inevitably result if she were to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee,” the letter says. “She believes that it is her duty as a citizen to tell the truth about what happened.”
Rasor’s willingness to testify could increase pressure on Senate Republicans to call for an FBI investigation into the multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh and to subpoena Judge. Only Kavanaugh and Ford are set to testifybefore the Senate committee on Thursday.
Rasor initially made her claims an interview with The New Yorker last week. Rasor, who met Judge at Catholic University and dated him for three years, told the magazine that Judge confessed to her that he and other boys took turns having sex with a drunk woman once during high school. Rasor said Judge appeared to believe the encounter was consensual.
Rasor reached out to The New Yorker after Judge publicly denied engaging in any sexual misconduct during his high school years at Georgetown Preparatory School, and called the allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford at a party in the early 1980s “absolutely nuts.”
“I can’t stand by and watch him lie,” Rasor told The New Yorker of Judge.
Read Swetnick’s full declaration:
Below is my correspondence to Mr. Davis of moments ago, together with a sworn declaration from my client. We demand an immediate FBI investigation into the allegations. Under no circumstances should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed absent a full and complete investigation.pic.twitter.com/QHbHBbbfbE
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti)September 26, 2018
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