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Brett Kavanaugh delivers his opening statement during his Supreme
Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee
in September.

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  • Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged past as
    a hard-partying high schooler and college student has come up
    for debate as multiple women have accused him of sexual
    misconduct in the 1980s.
  • His high school yearbook page and calendar include
    entries that some believe might be references to alcohol and
    sex.
  • Entries like “Devil’s Triangle” and “FFFFFFFourth of
    July” drew the most attention.
  • In interviews with staff of the Senate Judiciary
    Committee this week, he tried to explain the references,
    dismissing them as jokes.

Some entries in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s high
school yearbook have led some to conclude he was a hard-partying
young man who frequently referenced sex and alcohol.

As Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify before the Senate
Judiciary Committee on Thursday alleging Kavanaugh sexually
assaulted her while the two were in high school, Kavanaugh’s past
has come under scrutiny.

He
released pages of his calendar from 1982
on Wednesday in
advance of the hearing, where he will also testify.

Kavanaugh has repeatedly asserted that he was focused on grades
and sport while in high school. His
senior class yearbook page
includes a blurb mentioning “Keg
City Club (Treasurer) — 100 Kegs or Bust” and “Devil’s Triangle”,
which is slang for sex between two men and a woman.

Some, including attorney Michael Avenatti, have called for these

entries to be investigated.

In
interviews with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee
on
September 25, Kavanaugh said the term “devil’s triangle” referred
to a drinking game, and that he had never used the term to
describe sexual behavior.

He said the school yearbook had “a lot of humor and a lot of
farce” thanks to the attitudes of its editors.

“Yeah, the yearbook editors, I think, had a mindset of like
‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Fast Times at ‘ Ridgemont High,’ ‘Animal House,’
or something and made the yearbook into kind of a farce in that
respect,” he said, referring to popular films from the time. “And
that’s — you know, that explains some of the yearbook.”

Both Kavanaugh’s yearbook and calendar include the entry
“FFFFFFFourth of July.”

Avenatti, who is representing a woman accusing Kavanaugh of being
present at parties where girls were “gang raped,” tweeted a
graphic
theory for the term
on Sunday.

“Brett Kavanaugh must also be asked about this entry in his
yearbook: ‘FFFFFFFourth of July,'” Avenatti wrote.”We believe
that this stands for: Find them, French them, Feel them, Finger
them, F*ck them, Forget them. As well as the term “Devil’s
Triangle.” Perhaps Sen. Grassley can ask him.”

Kavanaugh told committee members that the term was a reference to
a friend who when saying “f— you” would often exaggerate the
letter “f.”

“And for reasons that are not clear to me today, at age 15 and
16, the whole group of guys thought that was a funny, inside
thing,” Kavanaugh said.

When asked by committee members what the specific entry referred
to, he said he thought it referred to an incident where this
friend got into a fight.

“Best recollection would be that it’s a specific party where he
got in a fight,” Kavanaugh said, adding that he could not “recall
the specifics.”

He said he had never heard of or used the reference that Avenatti
described.

Ford alleges that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her, and
put his hands over her mouth when she resisted at a high school
party that year. Their high-stakes hearing before the Senate
Judiciary Committee begins at 10 a.m.

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