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Supreme
Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh says the sexual assault
allegations he faces are “last-minute smears.”

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  • The Senate Judiciary Committee released prepared remarks from
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Christine Blasey Ford’s
    allegation he sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.
  • Kavanaugh said the allegations against him are “last-minute
    smears,” adding that he will not be “intimidated” into
    withdrawing his nomination. 
  • He acknowledged that he wasn’t “perfect” in high school.
  • Kavanaugh and Ford are both set to testify on the allegation
    before the committee on Thursday. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released prepared
remarks from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh he is
set to give at a hearing focused on Christine Blasey Ford’s
allegation he sexually assaulted her when they were
teenagers. 

Kavanaugh and Ford are both set to testify before the committee
on Thursday. 

Two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, have also
accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in either high school or
college. 

In his prepared remarks, Kavanaugh said the allegations against
him are “last-minute smears,” adding that he will not be
“intimidated” into withdrawing his nomination. 

Kavanaugh conceded he wasn’t “perfect” in high school, but
claimed he spent most of his time “focused on academics, sports,
church, and service” in those days and further denied Ford’s
accusations. 

“I never did anything remotely resembling what Dr. Ford
describes,” Kavanaugh said, while claiming he’s “never sexually
assaulted anyone” at any point his life. 

Ford, a professor in California, alleges Kavanaugh attempted to
force himself on her at a party in Montgomery County, Maryland,
when they were both in high school. She said Kavanaugh covered
her mouth with his hand when she tried to scream. 

Ramirez, who attended Yale University at the same time as
Kavanaugh, alleges he shoved his penis in her face at a party in
college. 

On Wednesday morning, Ramirez’s lawyer said
she’d be willing to testify on her allegations

Attorney Michael Avenatti for the past several days claimed to
have a client with evidence of sexual misconduct against
Kavanaugh. Swetnick was revealed as the client on Wednesday, and
in a sworn declaration
claimed Kavanaugh was present at a party where she was gang
raped

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