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Brett Kavanaugh says he doesn’t recall meeting Christine Blasey Ford

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh is
interviewed by Fox News host Martha MacCallum, September 24,
2018.

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  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh said he does not recall having
    any memorable interactions with Christine Blasey
    Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist and professor
    who accused him of sexually assaulting her in the
    1980s.
  • “I may have met her,” Kavanaugh said. “We did not
    travel in the same social circles.”
  • Kavanaugh suggested he did attend parties in high
    school, when the legal drinking age at the time was 18 years
    old, but denied having seen the sexual misconduct described by
    his accusers.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh said he does not recall having any
memorable interactions with Christine Blasey Ford, a
51-year-old research psychologist and professor who accused him
of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s.

“I may have met her,” Kavanaugh said during an interview with Fox
News host Martha MacCallum on Monday night. “We did not
travel in the same social circles.”

Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme
Court, added that Ford “was not a friend, not someone I knew,”
and that he “didn’t remember being in any parties with her.”

Ford alleged Kavanaugh was “stumbling drunk” during a small party
while the two were in high school when he sexually assaulted her.
She claimed he pinned her to a bed, groped her over her clothes,
and covered her mouth with his hand when she started to scream.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied Ford’s
allegation, and
those of others
who accused him of sexual misconduct in the
1980s. Kavanaugh suggested he did attend parties in high school,
when the legal drinking age at the time was 18 years old, but
denied having seen or acted in a way described by his accusers.

“Yes, there were parties and the drinking age was 18,” Kavanaugh
said. “And yes, the seniors were legal and had beer there. And
yes, people might have had too many beers on occasion. And people
generally, in high school, I think all of us have probably done
things. We look back on in high school and regret or cringe a
bit.”

“But that’s not what we’re talking about,” Kavanaugh added.
“We’re talking about an allegation of sexual assault. I’ve never
sexually assaulted anyone.”

Leland Ingham Keyser, a longtime friend of Ford, defended
Kavanaugh’s claim that he was not present at the party mentioned
in the allegation. In a
statement
through her attorney, Keyser said she “has no
recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was
present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”

Ford has passed a lie-detector test and possesses contemporaneous
notes from her therapist that describe a “rape attempt” from an
“elitist boys’ school.” 

Kavanaugh faces more allegations ahead of his and Ford’s
scheduled hearing on Thursday. On Sunday, Deborah Ramirez, a
former Yale University classmate, alleged that Kavanaugh had
exposed himself at a party in the 1980s, according to The New
Yorker.

Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley, said the wave of allegations
against him have been “incredibly difficult” and “harder than we
imagined.” But the two of them expressed optimism and said they
believed they were “on the right path.”

“I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this
process,” Kavanaugh said. “I’m not going anywhere.”

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