Lawyer Michael Avenatti Says He Represents a Third Woman with 'Credible Information' on Kavanaugh
A Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh, Deborah Ramirez, has come forward with allegations of assault their freshmen year of college. She describes to journalists Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer a dorm party in which the two with several others were playing a drinking game.
After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away. Ramirez is now calling for the F.B.I. to investigate Kavanaugh's role in the incident. "I would think an F.B.I. investigation would be warranted," she said.
Ramirez and her lawyers have been in contact with Democratic senators, reviewed the allegations and believe that they merit further investigation. "This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanagh. It should be fully investigated," said Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI). Importantly, Senate Republicans also learned of the allegations this week. Their response:
Soon after, Senate Republicans issued renewed calls to accelerate the timing of a committee vote.
They wanted the vote forced before this allegation came to light. In addition to this story, there’s new information in the article from the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford. A former girlfriend of Mark Judge, the man Ford says was present at the assault, tells Farrow and Mayer “she felt morally obligated to challenge his account that ‘no horseplay’ took place at Georgetown Prep with women.’ Rasor stressed that ‘under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t reveal information that was told in confidence,’ but, she said,’I can’t stand by and watch him lie.’” She “that Judge had told her ashamedly of an incident that involved him and other boys taking turns having sex with a drunk woman.”
To add to the mix, Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avanatti tweeted Sunday night "I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge." That woman, he said in a follow-up tweet "is not Deborah Ramirez." He says he and his client will "be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify. The nomination must be withdrawn."