Attorney Michael Avenatti has released another sworn statement from someone claiming to have knowledge of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh misbehaving at parties when he was in high school. The declaration was made by a Florida resident whose name has been redacted, but the person claims to know Christine Blasey Ford as well as Avenatti’s client Julie Swetnick, whose own claims about Kavanaugh were criticized after she seemed to change her story during an NBC News interview.
“I have known Christine Blasey Ford and Julie Swetnick for decades and I believe they are both honest and truthful,” the witness says in the declaration.
This person claims to have been to “at least 20 house parties” where Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were present, and says that Kavanaugh had a habit of getting drunk and being “overly aggressive and verbally abusive toward girls,” including “inappropriate physical contact with girls of a sexual nature.”
The declaration makes reference to Kavanaugh’s claim in a Fox News interview that he did not have sex in high school.
“I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years there after,” he said.
The declaration from the unidentified witness says, “This claim is absolutely false and a lie based on what I observed firsthand,” but does not provide any detail of what exactly they observed firsthand that goes against Kavanaugh’s claim.
The statement continues, claiming that Kavanaugh and Judge would spike the punch at these parties “with Quaaludes and/or grain alcohol.” This is similar to Swetnick’s allegation from her own declaration. Like Swetnick, this new witness also claims that they were under the impression that spiking the punch was done with the intent to make girls less likely to say no to sexual activity. The declaration also makes reference to “other inappropriate conduct by Brett Kavanaugh,” but did not go into any further detail, simply stating that they are not comfortable making a written declaration about it. Instead, they would be willing to speak with the FBI about it.
Avenatti said in a phone conversation with Law&Crime that the person who made the declaration does not want their identity to be made public, but wants to speak to investigators and that there are six corroborating witnesses who can support their claims. So far, however, federal investigators have not reached out to him about it.
“I think it’s an outrage that we have not been contacted,” Avenatti said.
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