New Accuser Says Kavanaugh Participated in Drugging and ‘Gang Rape’ of Girls as a Teenager

Julie Swetnick becomes the latest woman to say Brett Kavanaugh engaged in sexual misconduct as a young adult

Last Updated: September 26, 2018 @ 9:49 AM

Attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday identified a third woman who said she witnessed Brett Kavanaugh participating in sexual misconduct as a teenager, including the drugging and “gang rape” of high school girls.

“During the years 1981-82 I became aware of Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to ‘spike’ the ‘punch’ at house parties I attended with drugs and/or grain alcohol so as to cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘No.'” said the latest woman, a Washington, D.C., resident named Julie Swetnick, said in a sworn affidavit posted online by Avenatti.

“I also witnessed effort by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys,” said Swetnick, who identifies herself as holding clearances for work with the Treasury Department, the U.S. Mint and the IRS.

Though she did not say that she witnessed Kavanaugh sexually assault anyone, she said, “I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room. These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.”

Elsewhere in her statement, Swetnick said that she herself was a victim of one such rape “train” at an event where both Judge and Kavanaugh were present.

“In approximately 1982 I became the victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present,” she said. “During the incident I was incapacitated and unable to fight off the boys raping me.”

Swetlick, who did not name Kavanaugh as one of her attackers, said she believed her drink was probably drugged with Quaaludes or some similar narcotic.

“This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone,” Kavanaugh said in a statement issued by the White House. “I don’t know who this is and this never happened.”

In her sworn statement, Swetnick says she first met both Kavanaugh and Judge at a house party in the early 1980s and then saw them both during at least 10 other such parties. She described the pair as “joined at the hip.”

“I observed Brett Kavanaugh drink excessively at many of these parties and engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls, including pressing girls against him without their consent,” she continued. “I likewise observed him be verbally abusive toward girls  by making crude sexual comments to them that were designed to demean, humiliate and embarrass them.”

In an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on Monday, Kavanaugh specifically denied that he participated in or had any knowledge of gang rapes during his high school years.

“That’s totally false and outrageous,” he said before Swetnick’s specific accusations were made public. “I’ve never done any such thing, known about any such thing.”

Kavanaugh is already facing misconduct accusations from two other women who said he engaged in sexual misconduct toward them while intoxicated at parties during the early 1980s in high school and during his freshman year at Yale; he has denied the accusations.