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Former Kavanaugh Classmate Says He Was 'Disgusted' With the Nominee's Crude and Demeaning Yearbook Message

The New York Times reports yet another detail from Kavanaugh's treatment of women in his early years.

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According to a new report from The New York Times, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's yearbook page reveals the extent to which he and his classmates disrespected women during his time at Georgetown Prep.

Specifically, one line in Kavanaugh's yearbook entry, "Renate alumni," is allegedly a crude reference to sexual encounters with a specific girl:

The word "Renate" appears at least 14 times in Georgetown Preparatory School's 1983 yearbook, on individuals’ pages and in a group photo of nine football players, including Judge Kavanaugh, who were described as the "Renate Alumni." It is a reference to Renate Schroeder, then a student at a nearby Catholic girls' school.

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Two of Judge Kavanaugh’s classmates say the mentions of Renate were part of the football players' unsubstantiated boasting about their conquests.

"They were very disrespectful, at least verbally, with Renate," said Sean Hagan, a Georgetown Prep student at the time, referring to Judge Kavanaugh and his teammates. "I can't express how disgusted I am with them, then and now."

Kavanaugh has denied being sexually active at all during high school, including at the time he is accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford at a house party.

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Matthew Chapman is a video game designer, science fiction author, and political reporter from Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter @fawfulfan.