The man who a woman says was in the room when Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school said he will not testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the allegation on Tuesday afternoon.
JUST IN: “I have no more information to offer the Committee and I do not wish to speak publicly regarding the incidents described in Dr. Ford’s letter,” Mark Judge says through his counsel. https://t.co/oXfjdF5dqz pic.twitter.com/ajVyj3uIDb
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Mark Judge, the alleged witness, will not testify in front of the judiciary committee despite its request that he does. Kavanaugh is scheduled to testify on Monday, and Dr. Ford has been invited to do so as well, although she has not committed one way or another. (RELATED: Senate Judiciary Committee To Hold Public Hearing For Kavanaugh And His Accuser Next Monday)
“I did not ask too be involved in this matter nor did anyone ask to be involved. The only reason I am involved is because Dr. Christine Blasey Ford remembers me as the other person in the room during the alleged assault,” Judge’s lawyer, Cozen O’Connor, wrote in a letter sent to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
“In fact, I have no memory of this alleged incident. Brett Kavanaugh and I were friends in high school but I do not recall the party described in Dr. Ford’s letter,” it continued.
Judge, who went to school with Kavanaugh in the 1980s, denied the allegations last week. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Classmate Named In #MeToo Letter Denies Assault Allegation)
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