The story is updated to include a link to The New Yorker article with a brief rundown of what’s in the article. Additional update at the end.
Matt Drudge broke the news of the upcoming accusation of another woman who would accuse Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault of some kind. He called his post, “the latest episode of swamp news.”
It’s only Sunday. They could come up with a lot more accusers by Thursday.
THE STORY JUST BROKE
You can read the article here. The left has moved on from high school to Judge Kavanaugh’s Freshman year at Yale.
“The New Yorker has not confirmed with other witnesses that Brett Kavanaugh was present at the party,” the authors write deep into the article.
The woman accuser is Deborah Ramirez, who is fifty-three, attended Yale with Kavanaugh, where she studied sociology and psychology. She said she hopes her story will support Ms. Blasey Ford.
Ramirez also had a repressed memory because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged assault. She has been able to pull it up from the recesses of her mind.
She spent six days “carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney” until she was “confident enough of her recollections”. She was drunk when she claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her. It isn’t until very deep into the article that the authors mention her attorney is former Boulder Democrat Attorney General Stanley Garnett.
Coincidentally, she too wants an FBI investigation, just like Ms. Blasey.
An excerpt explaining the alleged assault:
Ramirez said that, when both she and Kavanaugh were freshmen at Yale, she was invited by a friend on the women’s soccer team to a dorm-room party. She recalled that the party took place in a suite at Lawrance Hall, in the part of Yale known as the Old Campus, and that a small group of students decided to play a drinking game together. “We were sitting in a circle,” she said. “People would pick who drank.” Ramirez was chosen repeatedly, she said and quickly became inebriated. At one point, she said, a male student pointed a gag plastic penis in her direction. Later, she said, she was on the floor, foggy and slurring her words as that male student and another stood nearby. (Ramirez identified the two male onlookers, but, at her request, The New Yorker is not naming them.)
A third male student then exposed himself to her. “I remember a penis being in front of my face,” she said. “I knew that’s not what I wanted, even in that state of mind.” She recalled remarking, “That’s not a real penis,” and the other students laughing at her confusion and taunting her, one encouraging her to “kiss it.” She said that she pushed the person away, touching it in the process.
Three people said they heard about the party and one said he knew it was Kavanaugh who flashed her from Ramirez’s comments at the time. One neurosurgeon said he and other classmates have been discussing Kavanaugh’s wild college days since he was nominated.
On the other hand, people who were actually there do not confirm her story. The man Ramirez mentions as egging Kavanaugh on said he doesn’t remember that and doesn’t believe Brett would do that. The other classmate who was present has “zero” memory of that. A wife of a third male student and three other classmates deny her story.
A slew of people are contradicting her statements.
In a statement, two of those male classmates who Ramirez alleged were involved the incident, the wife of a third male student she said was involved, and three other classmates, Dino Ewing, Louisa Garry, and Dan Murphy, disputed Ramirez’s account of events: “We were the people closest to Brett Kavanaugh during his first year at Yale. He was a roommate to some of us, and we spent a great deal of time with him, including in the dorm where this incident allegedly took place. Some of us were also friends with Debbie Ramirez during and after her time at Yale. We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we would have seen or heard about it—and we did not. The behavior she describes would be completely out of character for Brett. In addition, some of us knew Debbie long after Yale, and she never described this incident until Brett’s Supreme Court nomination was pending.
Ramirez’s best friend debunked the story.
Her best friend said Ramirez never told her the story. She obviously doesn’t believe Ramirez.
The former friend who was married to the male classmate alleged to be involved, and who signed the statement said of Ramirez, “This is a woman I was best friends with. We shared intimate details of our lives. And I was never told this story by her, or by anyone else. It never came up. I didn’t see it; I never heard of it happening.” She said she hadn’t spoken with Ramirez for about ten years, but that the two women had been close all through college, and Kavanaugh had remained part of what she called their “larger social circle.”
Ramirez is a self-described social justice Democrat. The Senate is investigating.
The update comes via The Washington Times. Judge Kavanaugh denies the allegations and the White House stands behind him.
Judge Kavanaugh, though, denies both incidents and is set to testify about the allegation by Ms. Blasey Ford on Thursday before the Judiciary Committee.
“This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple,” said Judge Kavanaugh. “I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name—and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building—against these last-minute allegations.”
The White House is standing behind the president’s nominee, saying this is the latest claim in a “coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man.
“This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say. The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh,” said Kerri Kupec, a spokesperson for the White House.
This is exhausting.