Michael Avenatti told Politico reporter Natasha Korecki that a client of his will go public with more details of sexual misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in an on-camera interview within the next 48 hours.
On Twitter over the weekend, Avenatti suggested he represents a third Kavanaugh accuser after a second woman surfaced in a report by Ronan Farrow on Sunday. Avenatti said that his client has previously done work within the State Department, U.S. Mint and the Department of Justice.
“She has been granted multiple security clearances in the past including Public Trust & Secret,” Avenatti wrote. “The GOP and others better be very careful in trying to suggest that she is not credible.”
Avenatti did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
On Sunday, Senate Democrats said they are investigating a second accusation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that dates back to 1983-84, his freshman year at Yale. Former classmate Deborah Ramirez said that a drunken Kavanaugh exposed himself at a dorm party and “thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.”
Kavanaugh has denied the new accusation. “This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen,” he wrote in a statement. “The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name — and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building — against these last-minute allegations.”
Christine Blasey Ford, who first stepped forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
“This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man,” White House spokesperson Kerri Kupe said, regarding Ramirez’ accusation. “This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say. The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh.”