Another woman has come forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
Deborah Ramirez, 53, who attended Yale University with Kavanaugh, said that the Supreme Court nominee got drunk at a dorm party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent.
The alleged incident, which is said to have taken place during the 1983-84 academic year, was first reported on Sunday by The New Yorker.
Kavanaugh released a statement about the allegation.
‘This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen,’ the judge wrote in a statement.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh (right) leaves his home September 19
‘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.’
According to The New Yorker, the offices of at least four Democratic senators received word of the allegation and at least two of them have begun investigating.
Senior Republicans also learned of the new allegations last week.
‘This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanagh,’ said Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii.
‘It should be fully investigated.’
The White House released a statement in response to The New Yorker story.
‘This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man,’ said White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec.
‘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.’
Ramirez told The New Yorker that she attended the New Haven, Connecticut-based Ivy League school where she studied studied sociology and psychology.