Avenatti Explains Why His Client Went Back To Gang Rape Parties

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Michael Avenatti said on Wednesday that his client, Julie Swetnick, returned to alleged gang rape parties because she “did not have all the details” about the alleged rapes.


Swetnick alleged in an affidavit released Wednesday that she attended multiple parties where she saw Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh waiting in line to participate in gang rapes of young women.

Kavanaugh’s lawyer, Beth Wilkinson, asked why Swetnick continued attending parties where she knew gang rapes were occurring. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Lawyer: Why Did Accuser Continue To Attend Alleged Gang Rape Parties?)

“When you say you went to 10 parties like that and you kept going to those parties even though that was happening, and you saw that supposedly happening to other girls — that is a different thing not to report,” Wilkinson said on CNN.

Avenatti responded to Wilkinson’s comment during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday evening.

“My client did not have all of the details about what was going on in those back rooms at each party that she went to,” Avenatti said.

Swetnick wrote in her affidavit, “I have a firm recollection of of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for  their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room.”

“In approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present,” Swetnick added. “During the incident, I was incapacitated without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me.”

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