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Julie Swetnick’s allegations bring attention to story about Mark Judge, Kavanaugh

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  • Elizabeth Rasor, who dated Brett Kavanaugh’s high school
    friend Mark Judge in college, says she is willing to talk with
    the FBI about her claim that Judge told her about having group
    sex with a drunk woman in high school. 
  • Julie Swetnick, a third woman who came forward with
    allegations of sexual misconduct involving Kavanaugh, alleges
    that Kavanaugh and Judge were present during “gang rapes” of
    teenage girls at high school parties in the early 1980s. 
  • Judge’s alleged story and and Swetnick’s accusations are
    putting renewed pressure on Senate Republicans to call for an FBI
    investigation into the claims and to subpoena Judge to testify
    before the committee. 

Elizabeth Rasor, a former girlfriend of Brett Kavanaugh’s high
school friend Mark Judge, said on Wednesday that she’s willing to
speak with the FBI about her claim that Judge told her about
having group sex with a drunk woman in high school.

Judge is alleged by Christine
Blasey Ford
to have been in the room when Kavanaugh sexually
assaulted her at a house party in the early 1980s. 

A third woman, Julie Swetnick, came
forward on Wednesday
with sexual misconduct allegations
against both Kavanaugh and Judge that prompted renewed attention
around Rasor’s claims.

In a sworn declaration made public on Wednesday by attorney
Michael Avenatti, Swetnick said Kavanaugh and his friend Mark
Judge engaged in “abusive and physically aggressive behavior
toward girls” at house parties in high school in the early 1980s.

Swetnick, a 55-year-old Washington resident, said Kavanaugh and
Judge helped the teenage girls become “inebriated and disoriented
so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a
‘train’ of numerous boys” during the parties. 

“I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms
at many of these parties waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl
inside the room,” she said. “These boys included Brett Kavanaugh
and Mark Judge.” 

Swetnick also alleged that Kavanaugh and Judge were present when
she was “gang raped” at a party in 1982, during which she
believes she was drugged with a sedative. Kavanaugh has
categorically denied all of the allegations of misconduct made
against him and
called Swetnick’s claims
“ridiculous and from the Twilight
Zone” in a Wednesday statement.

Rasor is willing to speak with the FBI and testify before the
Senate, according to a letter from Rasor’s lawyer to the Senate
Judiciary Committe that was obtained
by The Washington Post
.

“Although Ms. Rasor does not welcome the unwanted attention that
would inevitably result if she were to testify before the Senate
Judiciary Committee,” the letter says. “She believes that it is
her duty as a citizen to tell the truth about what happened.”

Rasor’s willingness to testify could increase pressure on Senate
Republicans to call for an FBI investigation into the multiple
sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh and to subpoena
Judge. Only Kavanaugh and Ford are
set to testify
before the Senate committee on Thursday. 

Rasor initially made her claims an
interview with The New Yorker
 last week. Rasor, who
met Judge at Catholic University and dated him for three years,
told the magazine that Judge confessed to her that he
and other boys took turns having sex with a drunk woman once
during high school. Rasor said Judge appeared to believe the
encounter was consensual.

Rasor reached out to The New Yorker after Judge publicly
denied engaging in any sexual misconduct during his high school
years at Georgetown Preparatory School, and called the
allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine
Blasey Ford
 at a party in the early 1980s “absolutely
nuts.”

 “I can’t stand by and watch him lie,” Rasor told The New
Yorker of Judge.

Read Swetnick’s full declaration: 

 

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