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Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley Kavanaugh are interviewed on Fox News.
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Brett Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley Kavanaugh are interviewed on
Fox News.

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  • A Yale classmate of embattled Supreme Court nominee Judge
    Brett Kavanaugh disputed Kavanaugh’s claim in his Fox News
    sit-down interview that he remained a virgin until after high
    school.
  • Steve Kantrowitz, a classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Yale
    University, tweeted that Kavanaugh told him “otherwise” when they
    were freshmen.
  • Kavanaugh is currently defending himself against two separate
    allegations of sexual misconduct stemming from the early 1980s.

A Yale classmate of embattled Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett
Kavanaugh disputed Kavanaugh’s claim in his Monday sit-down
interview with Fox News that he remained a virgin until well
after high school. Kavanaugh made the claim as part of an effort
to rebut allegations of sexual misconduct that two women have
leveled against him in recent days.

“We’re talking about allegations of sexual assault. I’ve never
sexually assaulted anyone. I did not have sexual intercourse, or
anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or
for many years thereafter,” he during an interview
with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum.

Steve Kantrowitz, a history professor at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison
and member of the Yale class
of 1987, claimed Tuesday that Kavanaugh told him “otherwise” when
they were freshmen. 

“Perhaps Brett Kavanaugh was a virgin for many years after
high school. But he claimed otherwise in a conversation with me
during our freshman year in Lawrance Hall at Yale, in the living
room of my suite,” Kantrowitz tweeted on Tuesday.

When asked for further clarification, Kantrowitz issued the
following statement to Business Insider: 

“I felt compelled to reveal a private conversation I had
with a classmate in our freshman year at Yale because of the
tremendous importance of honesty and integrity to serving as a
Justice of the Supreme Court. My conversation with Brett
Kavanaugh raises doubt about a statement he made on September 24
on national television. Contrary to his assertion that he
remained a virgin ‘for many years’ after high school, during our
freshman year he described losing his virginity.”

He added: “I remember this distinctly because it was the
first time I had had such a conversation with an acquaintance who
was not a friend. I have no first-hand knowledge of any of the
allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, but I thought this
conversation was relevant as it goes to the question of his
truthfulness.”

Kavanaugh’s nomination has been upended in recent days by
the allegations. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accuses Kavanaugh of
assaulting her during a house party when both were in high
school. In the interview, Kavanaugh denied ever having met or
attending a party with Ford.

On Sunday, The New Yorker magazine reported
on a second allegation from Deborah Ramirez,
who says
Kavanaugh crudely exposed himself to her during a party in 1983
at Yale University. 

While Kavanaugh said he attended some parties in high
school and college, he denied having ever drank to the point
where he “couldn’t remember what happened the night
before.” 

“I never did any such thing — never did any such thing,”
Kavanaugh said of Ramirez’s allegation. “If such as thing had a
happened, it would’ve been the talk of campus.  The women I
knew in college and the men I knew in college said that it’s
inconceivable that I could’ve done such a thing.” 

James Roche, another of Kavanaugh’s Yale classmates and his
freshman year roommate, told ABC7 in San
Francisco
 that he did in fact view Ramirez’s allegation
was believable, though he said he did not “observe the specific
incident in question.”

“I cannot imagine her making this up,” he told The New
Yorker.

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