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Here's What Kavanaugh's 3rd Accuser Alleges

Julie Swetnick's sworn declaration is released by Michael Avenatti
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2018 10:25 AM CDT
Updated Sep 26, 2018 12:55 PM CDT
This undated photo of Julie Swetnick was released by her attorney Michael Avenatti via Twitter, Wednesday, Sept. 26. 2018.   (Michael Avenatti via AP)
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(Newser) – Michael Avenatti on Wednesday tweeted a copy of a sworn declaration from Julie Swetnick—the third woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. In it, she describes meeting Kavanaugh and Mark Judge—friends so close they were "joined at the hip"—around 1980 or 1981 at a Washington, DC, house party and interacting with the two frequently during the early '80s, including at "well over 10" house parties. She first details what she says was Kavanaugh's excessive drinking and inappropriate conduct, which she says included "grinding" against girls and "making crude sexual comments to them." Then she gets to the meat of her accusation:

  • She writes that she avoided drinking the "punch" at these parties in 1981 and 1982 after allegedly learning Kavanaugh, Judge, and others were spiking it with drugs or alcohol "so as to cause girls to lose their inhibitions."

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