On the eve of a hearing to determine the fate of the Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanugh, lawyer Michael Avenatti via Twitter released the name of his client, Julie Swetnick who alleges she witnessed, Kavanugh along with friend Mark Judge, engage in inappropriate sexual behavior during parties, while they were teenagers.
In her declaration Swetnick explains that she met both Kavanaugh and Judge “in approximately 1980-1981,” calls the pair, “joined at the hip,” stating she saw the pair “consistently,” attending “many social,” house parties.
Swetnick says that during many of these “house parties,” she “witnessed,” Judge and Kavanaugh “drink excessively.” She adds some of the behavior she witnessed included, “fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent.”
It was in or around 1981/1982 that Swetnick explains she became aware of “efforts,” by both Kavanaugh and Judge, and other unnamed friends, to “spike,” the “punch” at house parties with either drugs or grain alcohol in order to lower the girls ability to say “no.”
She says she witnessed what she calls “gang rape,” stating she has “a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting their turn with a girl inside the room.” she added, “these boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanugh.”
In was in 1982 that Swetnick states she became a victim of one of those gang rapes. While she does not specifically name Kavanugh as her rapist, she states both Judge and Kavanugh were in attendance at the party where she fell victim. She believes she was “drugged using Quaaludes or something similar,” that had been “placed in her drink.” She explains that during the incident she was, “incapacitated without,” her “consent and unable to fight off the boys raping,” her.
On the first page of her statement she acknowledges the seriousness of lying, has offered to testify to what she’s alleging. She also explains that she holds “active security clearances,” that one needs to work for the federal government for agencies such as the IRS. She also holds several “inactive clearances,” for federal agencies such as Department of Homeland Security.
In the last page of her declaration she explains that she is aware of other witnesses that can, “attest to the truthfulness of each of the statements,” she made regarding Kavanaugh and Judge.
Avenatti’s tweet sent at 10:42 a.m.
A photo of Julie Swetnick also posted via Avenatti’s Twitter account posted @ 10:44 a.m.
Michael Avenatti also represents Stormy Daniels aka Stephanie Clifford who has alleged a sexual encounter with President Trump that occurred in 2006.
NBC News has not verified the information contained inside the sworn declaration, but has provided the sworn declaration @ NBC News.
President Trump has weighed in via Twitter, there will be more to come on the President helping his nominee later. His tweet came @ 12:47 p.m.
As a reminder Michael Cohen onetime personal attorney of President Trump, plead guilty to campaign finance law violations in which he states he paid $130,000 dollars to Stormy Daniels to buy her silence in October 2016 shortly before the general election of 2016. President Trump reimbursed Cohen according to his financial disclosure form.
Julie Swetnick becomes the third woman to forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh.
Christine Blasey Ford is scheduled to testify on Thursday along with Judge Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The 11 Republican’s on the panel have tapped Sexual Crimes Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell of Arizona, to question both Ford and Kavanaugh according to the Washington Post, she’s been a prosecutor for twenty-six years.
Deborah Ramirez told The New Yorker, that Kavanugh exposed himself to her during a party at Yale, go so far as shoving his penis into her face while both were intoxicated.
Kavanaugh has denied all accusations of sexual misconduct.