The ex-boyfriend of the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of drugging girls in order to gang rape them at high school parties claims she is ‘not credible’ at all.
Richard Vinneccy said that he does not believe Julie Swetnick, who said she was assaulted at one such party attended by Kavanaugh, is telling the truth at all.
‘I have a lot of facts, evidence, that what she’s saying is not true at all,’ Vinneccy told Politico on Wednesday.
But Vinneccy refused to disclose any such evidence, instead saying he ‘would rather’ speak to his attorney first before saying more.
Instead Vinneccy, 63, disclosed details about his own relationship with Swetnick, who he filed a restraining order against after they broke up in 2001.
The ex-boyfriend of Julie Swetnick, the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of drugging girls in order to gang rape them at high school parties, claims she is ‘not credible’ at all
Vinneccy filed a restraining order against Swetnick at the Miami-Dade County Court in 2001. The case was dismissed just 13 days later after an affidavit of non-ability to advance fees was filed.
‘Right after I broke up with her, she was threatening my family, threatening my wife, and threatening to do harm to my baby at that time,’ he claimed.
‘I know a lot about her. She’s not credible at all. Not at all.’
Martin Swetnick said he had little insight into her high school years as he had been traveling a lot and added: ‘She lived her life. We didn’t discuss it.’
Michael Avenatti, Swetnick’s attorney, has hit back at Vinneccy’s claims and called them ‘complete nonsense’.
Avenatti said he knew nothing of a restraining order and claims Swetnick caught Vinneccy using her own resume to apply and obtain jobs for himself.
‘Complete nonsense. No truth to this at all,’ Avenatti said. ‘Why are you all attacking a sexual assault victim?’
Vinneccy’s claims come hours after Swetnick’s father said he was shocked by her allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.
Swetnick, 55, was the third woman to come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
She stepped forward on Wednesday to claim in the early 1980s that she witnessed Kavanaugh and his high school classmate Mark Judge drug and sexually assault girls during high school parties.
Swetnick wrote in an affidavit that she met Kavanaugh and Judge at a party in 1980 or 1981. Swetnick, who graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1980, was three years older than the boys at the time.
She also attended a public high school, while the two boys attended the elite Washington prep school Georgetown Prep.
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Kavanaugh, who has so far denied all of the sexual assault allegations against him, said he has never met Swetnick.
‘This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone,’ he said on Wednesday. ‘I don’t know who this is and this never happened.’
Swetnick’s parents Martin and her late mother Elaine were both government workers.
Her father worked for NASA as a lunar scientist and her mother Elaine was a geologist with the Atomic Energy Commission.
Martin told theWashington Post that he was shocked at the allegations, but had been almost entirely estranged from his daughter for 10 years.
He said she was a ‘typical girl’, and added: ‘She was not shy. She was a good-looking girl.’
But he said he had little insight into her high school years as he had been traveling a lot and added: ‘She lived her life. We didn’t discuss it.’
She had failed to complete college and later became a web developer, gaining government contracts.
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‘She never went to college, but she bootstrapped herself and became a computer expert,’ her father said. ‘ She’s a sharp woman.’
Swetnick said in an affidavit that she attended at least 10 parties with Kavanaugh and Judge between 1981 and 1983.
She claims she witnessed them spiking ‘punch’ drinks with drugs and alcohol in order to get female partygoers incapacitated and run group sex ‘trains’ on them.
Swetnick said she witnessed groups of boys raping the intoxicated girls, and saw boys lining up outside bedrooms to wait their turn to have group sex with the young women.
‘I also witnessed efforts 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,’ she said in her affidavit.
‘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,’ she added.
According to Swetnick, she saw Kavanaugh and Judge waiting in line during these group rape episodes.
Swetnick said she was also gang-raped at one of these parties in 1982 after having her drink spiked with what she believes was Quaaludes. She said Kavanaugh and Judge were also at this party, but did not specify whether the two boys participated in assaulting her.
‘In approximately 1982, I became a 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 without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me.’
Swetnick attended Montgomery County Community College after graduating from high school in 1980. She later took IT certification courses, according to her online resume.
The IT consultant, who owns a company called International Business Solutions, says in an online resume that she has worked for the State Department, the Department of Justice, and other federal agencies.
Avenatti said his client currently holds a federal security clearance.
It was revealed on Wednesday that the state of Maryland filed a $62,000 tax lien against Swetnick in October 2015, claiming she owed $32,000 in back taxes dating to 2008 and the additional amount in interest.
The case was settled in 2016. Avenatti said she paid off all her debts in full.
He told DailyMail.com: ‘They have been fully paid and are irrelevant to her claims. Why are you digging up dirt on and attacking a sexual abuse victim?’
WEDNESDAY’S KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BRETT KAVANAUGH DRAMA
- Brett Kavanaugh denied two new sex assault allegations put to him by Congressional staff and revealed in newly-published transcripts;
- Christine Ford released her statement to senators which she will read Thursday and say she feared he would kill her accidentally as he tried to rape her;
- Ford’s attorneys published lie-detector test results which show she passed, but that she is refusing to hand over notes from her therapist;
- Kavanaugh released his opening statement for the hearing in which he will admit he drank in high school and say he was ‘not perfect’ but once again say he has never committed sexual assault;
- The Senate Judiciary Committee released his calendars from 1982 which he will point to as proof that he was not an attempted rapist;
- Democrats on the committee demanded he step aside unless Trump agrees to order an FBI investigation;
- A poll showed a plurality of Americans now believe Ford over Kavanaugh, but that 46 per cent of people are undecided;
- Republicans were unable to guarantee they had the votes to get Kavanaugh confirmed amid fears two female GOP senators may not vote for him and Arizona’s Jeff Flake may also vote him down;
- Trump said they should have pushed the nomination through before Ford went public and refused to answer when asked if the women were liars;
- Protests hit the Capitol again, led by actress Alyssa Milano;
- The veteran sex crimes prosecutor who will question Ford was named as being from Arizona’s Maricopa County, meaning she had worked to prosecute cases brought by controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio’s department.
- The White House released a letter from 60 people who knew Kavanaugh in high school and never witnessed anything that ‘even approaches’ what is alleged. They also say they never recall meeting someone named Julie Swetnick.