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Brett Kavanaugh says he hasn’t “sexually assaulted anyone”

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President
Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, listens to
a question during the third round of questioning on the third day
of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Thursday,
Sept. 6, 2018

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Press/Jacquelyn Martin


  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in his first television interview
    since two women accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual
    misconduct in high school and college, Kavanaugh said he
    believes that Christine Blasey Ford was sexually assaulted ‘at
    some point in her life,’ but denied that he was involved.
  • Ford accuses Kavanaugh of holding her down and groping her
    during a high school party in the 1980s, and putting his hand
    over her mouth so she couldn’t scream. Kavanaugh has repeatedly
    denied her claims.
  • Kavanaugh said while he doesn’t deny that Ford was sexually
    assaulted by someone in her past, it was not him.
  • Kavanaugh and Ford are set to testify before the Senate
    Judiciary Committee Thursday 

Judge Brett Kavanaugh said he believes that the woman accusing
him of sexual assault may have been a victim of such an act “at
some point” in her life, but said he didn’t do it.

Kavanaugh was talking about Christine Blasey Ford, the college
professor who said Kavanaugh held her down and groped her during
a high school party in the 1980s.

In
his first television interview
since Ford’s accusations
became public and a second woman leveled additional accusations
against him, Kavanaugh repeated his previous denial and said
he has no plans to walk away from his Supreme Court nomination.

“The truth is I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone, in high
school or otherwise,” Kavanaugh told Fox News with his
wife, Ashley, sitting by his side. “I am not
questioning and have not questioned that perhaps Dr. Ford at some
point in her life was sexually assaulted by someone at some
place. But what I know is, I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone.”

The interview follows new accusations from Deborah Ramirez, who
claimed that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party while
the two were students at Yale.

“I remember a penis being in front of my face,” Ramirez told the

New Yorker
in an story published Sunday night, “I knew that’s
not what I wanted, even in that state of mind.”

Ramirez said she was heavily intoxicated the night the alleged
incident happened, and cannot remember many details.

Ford and Kavanaugh are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary
Committee on Thursday. In a
letter sent from Kavanaugh
to the Senate Judiciary Committee
Monday, Kavanaugh said that he would “not be intimidated” by what
he called “smear” accusations against him.

“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process.
The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me
out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not
drive me out. The last-minute character assassination will not
succeed,” Kavanaugh wrote.

President Donald Trump and the White House
remain supportive of Kavanaugh
.

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