NYT Issues Correction After Misreporting On Kavanaugh Allegations

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

The New York Times issued a correction on Tuesday after incorrectly reporting that Brett Kavanaugh’s friend remembered him allegedly sexually assaulting a girl in high school.

Dr. Christine Ford claimed that Kavanaugh groped her at a party over three decades ago and that Kavanaugh’s friend, Mark Judge, was a witness to the incident.

NYT reported Tuesday that Ford wants the FBI to investigate her claim prior to testifying in a Senate hearing. They erroneously stated in that article that Judge recalls the alleged incident.

Judge has actually said that he does not remember the incident in question and that the allegations are “absolutely nuts.”

“Brett Kavanaugh and I were friends in high school but I do not recall the party described in Ford’s letter. More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes,” Judge said in a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The New York Times added a correction to the bottom of their piece, explaining, “An earlier version of this article misstated what Mark Judge told the Senate Judiciary Committee. He said that he does not remember the episode, not that he does.”

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