Julie Swetnick

Another Woman Accuses Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault

Claims She Was Drugged, Raped

KCBS Radio Morning News
September 26, 2018 - 9:16 am

(KCBS Radio) -- A third woman Wednesday lodged specific sexual misbehavior allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Julie Swetnick released an affidavit through her attorney, Michael Avenatti, in which she alleged that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were regular participants in what the affidavit referred to as "highly inappropriate conduct" during the years 1981-1983.

Swetnick, who attended Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, said in the affidavit that she "attended well over ten house parties in the Washington, D.C. area" where Judge and Kavanaugh were present. She said the parties occurred nearly every weekend during the school year.

According to her statement, Swetnick witnessed Judge and Kavanaugh "being overly aggressive with girls and not taking 'No' for an answer."  The affidavit continued, "This conduct included the fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent."

The most explosive allegation involves Swetnick's claim that she was the victim of what she described as a "gang" or "train" rape, in which, according to her affidavit, "boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their 'turn' with a girl inside the room."

Her affidavit claimed that "in approximately 1982", she was incapacitated without her consent and unable to fight off  her rapists.  Swetnick, in the signed affidavit, said Judge and Kavanaugh were present, although she did not specifically name them among her  assailants.

Swetnick said she believes she was drugged using "Quaaludes or something similar placed in what I was drinking."

Swetnick describes herself in the affidavit as having held federal government clearances to work with a variety of government agencies, and said she was "one of the first 100 women in the world to achieve a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering Certification."

Her attorney, Avenatti, said on Twitter that he had transmitted the affidavit to the Senate Judiciary Committee before posting it online.