President Donald Trump’s nominee for the United States’ Supreme Court is facing more allegations of sexual misconduct – amid a ferocious and increasingly bitter battle over his nomination that has seen even his university roommate brand him a ‘belligerent and aggressive drunk’.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by two women, with the allegations dating back to his student days, with a third accuser reportedly ready to go public this week.
Fellow Yale alumnus James Roche said that he believed their classmate Deborah Ramirez, who alleges that Kavanaugh once thrust his genitals in her face at a party.
While Roche admits he never saw his Kavanaugh engage in any sexual misconduct, he says Kavanaugh was a ‘notably heavy drinker’ and ‘capable of the actions described.’
Kavanaugh, a former White House staff secretary to George W. Bush, vehemently denies the accusations, vowing to fight what he has denounced as ‘smears, pure and simple.’
The claims threaten to derail what was seen as an all-but-certain confirmation to the lifelong post on the U.S. top court.
On Sunday, The New Yorker dropped a new bombshell, reporting that a second woman was accusing the Washington appeals court judge of sexual misconduct, while they were students at Yale University around 1983-84.
Deborah Ramirez, 53, says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party, thrusting his genitals in her face and causing her to touch them without her consent, according to the magazine.
Today, the lawyer of former porn star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had sex with President Trump, claims he is representing a third accuser.
Michael Avenatti told MSNBC that his client could conceivably bring criminal charges against Kavanaugh.
He said he would reveal her identity within the next two days, and that the woman will ‘literally risk her life’ by going public.
In response to the allegations, Kavanaugh has launched an aggressive counter-campaign.
Yesterday, he appeared on Fox News, vowing to clear his name while appearing to claim his virginity at the time of the accusations as a defense.
With his future and reputation on the line, Kavanaugh stepped up his defense, saying ‘I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever. I’ve always treated women with dignity and respect.’