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Fourth woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of 1998 sexual misconduct

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  • The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking into a claim
    that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted a fourth
    woman.
  • A letter sent to Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner
    details a 1998 incident in which the writer said Kavanaugh
    physically assaulted a woman while intoxicated in Washington,
    DC, NBC News reported Wednesday evening.
  • The revelation comes just hours before Kavanaugh faces
    the Senate Judiciary Committee to address sexual assault
    allegations leveled against him by Christine Blasey Ford, a
    California college professor who says Kavanaugh groped her to
    the point that she thought he would rape her when they were
    both in high school in the 1980s.
  • At least two other women have accused Kavanaugh of
    various forms of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh denies the
    claims.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking into a claim that
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted a fourth woman,

NBC News reported
on Wednesday citing an anonymous letter and
multiple people familiar with the committee’s response.

A letter sent to Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner details a
1998 incident in which the writer said Kavanaugh physically
assaulted a woman while intoxicated in Washington, DC.

The writer claims that her daughter and several friends of
Kavanaugh were present when the alleged assault happened.

“When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol), they
were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh shoved her friend against
the wall very aggressively and sexually,” the letter reads,
according to NBC News, which said no names were provided in the
letter and claimed the alleged victim chose to remain anonymous.

Judiciary Committee members questioned Kavanaugh about that
allegation this week, which Kavanaugh has denied.

A fifth, previously unreported accusation surfaced
late Wednesday
, in which a Rhode Island resident allegedly
told Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse that Kavanaugh sexually
assaulted a woman the resident described as a “close
acquaintance” in August 1985. That alleged incident also occurred
while Kavanaugh was intoxicated, the report said.

The new revelations come just hours before Kavanaugh faces the
Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday to address sexual assault
allegations leveled against him by Christine
Blasey Ford
, a California college professor who says
Kavanaugh groped her to the point that she thought he would rape
her when they were both in high school in the 1980s.

At least two other women — Deborah
Ramirez
and
Julie Swetnick
have accused Kavanaugh of various forms of
misconduct. Kavanaugh has denied those claims as well.

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