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Woman Claims Brett Kavanaugh Tried to Rape Her in High School

September 14, 2018 - 8:42 am

(KNX 1070) -- There's another #MeToo bombshell this morning in an article by Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker -- this time it concerns Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Farrow reports that a woman says Kavanaugh held her down and tried to force himself on her, covering her mouth to quiet her protests, at a drunken high school party more than 30 years ago. She says she managed to struggle free.

Kavanaugh attended Georgetown Preparatory School, an all-boys school Jesuit school in Bethesda, Maryland. 

The claims have been referred to the FBI by California Senator Dianne Feinstein with the Senate Judiciary Committee set to vote on the nomination next week.

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, 65 women who knew Kavanaugh in high school testified to his good character. 

The women write:

"We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983. For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time."

“The signers of this letter hold a broad range of political views,” the women said. “Many of us are not lawyers, but we know Brett Kavanaugh as a person. And he has always been a good person.”

Legal analyst Laurie Levenson tells KNX she does not think the allegations will torpedo that nomination:

The woman who made the allegations, reportedly initially shared her experience with Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) in July, after Trump nominated Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. The information was passed on to California senator and top-ranking Senate Judiciary Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who then referred the allegations to federal investigators

In a statement, Kavanaugh has said he categorically and unequivocally denies the allegation.