On Wednesday sleazy lawyer Michael Avenatti revealed the identity of a third woman who is accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while both were in high school.
The woman, Julie Swetnick, says in a sworn statement that she was the victim of a “rape train” after being drugged or given grain alcohol engineered by Kavanaugh and some of his high school friends.
In particular, Swetnick says she was given “Quaaludes or something similar,” causing her to black out (or nearly so) thus making her vulnerable to be gang-raped by…who knows who.
In her statement, Swetnick says that she met Kavanaugh and his classmate, Mark Judge, in after being introduced to them at a house party in the Washington, D.C., area in the early 1980s.
Image: Julie Swetnick/Twitter
“During the years 1981-1982 I became aware of efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh, and others to ‘spike’ the ‘punch’ at house parties I attended with drugs and/or grain alcohol so as to cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘no,’” she says in paragraph 11 of her statement made under penalty of perjury, The Gateway Pundit reports.
She goes on to say she “witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to ‘target’ particular girls so they could be taken advantage of; it was usually a girl that was especially vulnerable because she was alone at the party or shy,” she claimed.
But there’s just one problem with her sworn testimony – the age difference. (Related: Kavanaugh STILL not implicated in actual sex abuse by third accuser.)
Swetnick is 55; that’s two years older than Kavanaugh, who is 53. TGP reported that she graduated high school three years before Kavanaugh did.
What was she doing at parties with boys and girls who were legally minors at the time?
The New York Times, which reported that none of what Swetnick is saying could be corroborated and that Avenatti would not make her available for an interview, pointed out:
Ms. Swetnick grew up in Montgomery County, Md., graduating from Gaithersburg High School in 1980 before attending the University of Maryland, according to a résumé posted online. Judge Kavanaugh graduated from Georgetown Prep in 1983.
So just going by the numbers, she’s saying she was partying as an 18-year-old with boys (and girls?) who were anywhere from 15-to-17-years-old, which meant they were minors and she was considered an adult (who was attending college).
What’s more, she claims in her statement that she knew about these “rape trains” and that drugging of girls was taking place, but she continued going to the parties until it allegedly happened to her.
And while she says Kavanaugh was exhibiting “abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls, including pressing girls against him without their consent, ‘grinding’ against girls, and attempting to remove or shift girls’ clothing to expose private body parts,” she never said that he was abusive towards her.
She said in 1982 she “became the victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present,” adding that she “witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang-raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys.”
Really? So, what has Avenatti done about these alleged crimes? A lawyer for Kavanaugh, Beth Wilkinson, told CNN that he should have gone directly to the police if he believed the allegations to be true, the Times reported.
“There must be a reason, as a lawyer, that he didn’t take these allegations to the police himself. No one is stopping him,” she said.
There’s no indication in the Times article that the reporters understood that a huge age difference (and there is a big difference between 15 and 18-year-olds, mentally and physically) because it wasn’t mentioned.
But the discrepancy is just the first in what will likely be many others regarding Swetnick’s allegations.
Read more about how the Trump administration is handling this at Trump.news.