NBC News’ Megyn Kelly questioned the credibility of Julie Swetnick, the woman who claims Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was present during multiple gang rapes in high school, during her show Monday.
Swetnick, who is being represented by celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, claims that she witnessed Kavanaugh waiting in line for gang rapes and that she was a victim of such a rape. (RELATED: Who Is Julie Swetnick, The Avenatti Client Accusing Kavanaugh Of Attending Gang Rape Parties?)
Kelly pointed out that Swetnick has a history of lying and being involved in scandal, such as an old company claiming that she was sexually inappropriate with coworkers.
“She faced her own accusations of misconduct at a Portland company years ago — that company claims she told them she graduated from Johns Hopkins but they learned the school had no record of her, she also falsely described her work experience … she engaged in unwanted, sexually offensive misconduct herself, they said she made false and retaliatory allegations against her coworkers that they had been inappropriate with her, that she took medical leave and simultaneously claimed unemployment benefits at the same time in DC, there was a restraining order filed against her by an ex-boyfriend.”
Kelly concluded that there are “reasons” the FBI is not investigating Swetnick’s claims of gang rape, and suggested that Avenatti is looking for attention with the outrageous claims.
“He has been begging for TV cameras,” she said.