A fourth alleged sexual assault victim of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, may have had the courage to step forward. It was no wonder that the woman was hesitant after seeing the Republican politicians and the president attack the judge’s first alleged victim. Perhaps, the reason the GOP-led Judicial Committee has been pushing Kavanaugh through at break-neck speed was a fear of more victims coming forth, and it looks as if the Republicans had good reason to fear this.
Montgomery County investigators noted that another potential Kavanaugh sexual assault victim may have filed a complaint against the nominee. The newest victim to come forth appeared to say that the attack occurred while the nominee was a high school senior at the elite Georgetown Prep school in Maryland.
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who has a history of defending the little guy or gal against the big guys, sent out a tweet indicating that he represented a woman with “credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.” The attorney emailed the chief counsel for nominations for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In the email, Avenatti indicated that Kavanaugh and his close friend Mark Judge gave women drugs and alcohol at house parties, according to The Sentinel:
‘In order to allow a “train” of men to subsequently gang rape them.’
At this point, it is not clear whether Avenatti’s client was the one investigators had been interviewing. If she was a different woman, then that raises the number of women who have come out against the Supreme Court nominee to four.
Another alleged victim, Deborah Ramirez, was a Yale college student who stated that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her. She claimed that the nominee lowered his pants and thrust his penis into her face, actually touching her. Then, she said he laughed and pulled his pants back up.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was the first woman to indicate that Kavanaugh sexually attacked her. She wanted to remain anonymous, but her letter to the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was leaked to the press.
The nominee’s friend, Judge, wrote a thinly-veiled account of his days at Georgetown Prep. Blasey alleged that he was also in the room when Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed, ground himself against her, and tried to remove her clothes. When the noinee put his hand over her mouth to muffle her screams, she feared he would inadvertently kill her.
The nominee has strongly claimed he was innocent of any sexual abuse. The White House released a statement about the Ramirez allegations. It read:
‘This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name—and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building—against these last-minute allegations.’
Police investigators spoke on background to the Sentinel, saying these allegations were difficult to investigate. Fortunately, their is no time limitations to sexual abuse cases in Maryland. Investigators said:
‘There is no forensic evidence, there is a question of where it occurred and when and who was around. But we will do what we can if we are called upon to do it.’
Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney John McCarthy said that he would have the Montgomery County Police Department investigate any complaints against the nominee. However, he said:
‘But no complaint has been filed or forwarded to this office.’
Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger told reporters:
‘We are prepared to investigate if the victim wants to report to us, and we can determine it occurred in the county.’
Manger said that his department’s investigations would most certainly respect any victim of sexual assault:
‘Some sexual assault victims do not want police involvement. We respect that. Typically, if we are aware of a case and the victim does not want to involve us, the hospital will collect the physical evidence and turn it over to us for safekeeping in case the victim ever changes their mind about prosecution.’
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