The New York Times noted that it could not independently corroborate the third Brett Kavanaugh accuser’s allegation that he engaged in “abusive” behavior toward girls at parties in high school.
“None of Ms. Swetnick’s claims could be independently corroborated by The New York Times, and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, declined to make her available for an interview,” the Times wrote in a story Wednesday.
The woman, Julie Swetnick, said she saw Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh “drink excessively” and “engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls.” Swetnick claims she “witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys.” Swetnick says she saw Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge in a line of boys who were “waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room.”
Former Investor’s Business Daily reporter Paul Sperry tweeted that “congressional sources say new Kavanaugh accuser Swetnick can offer no eyewitness or other evidence” to back up her claims.
BREAKING: Congressional sources say new Kavanaugh accuser Swetnick can offer no eyewitness or other evidence to show the SCOTUS nominee participated in any alleged “gang rape” or forced himself on girls, and that she only personally witnessed him drinking “excessively” at parties
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) September 26, 2018
Avenatti, known for representing porn star Stormy Daniels, tweeted the allegation Wednesday morning and has been making rounds on television defending his client.