Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti has said he will reveal a third woman who is ready to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct sometime within the next two days.
‘She reached out to me,’ the attorney told The Guardian.
‘We vetted her claim and she satisfactorily passed that vetting.’
Avenatti told reporters that the woman, who once worked for the U.S. Mint and the State Department, has information about Avenatti and his childhood friend, Mark Judge.
Avenatti said Monday that the woman knew Kavanaugh around the time of high school but attended a different school.
Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti has said he will reveal a third woman who is ready to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct sometime within the next two days. Avenatti is seen above making statements to reports in Los Angeles on Monday
He says the woman has had multiple security clearances from the U.S. government, including the State Department and Department of Justice.
He says there will be ‘many, many’ corroborating witnesses to confirm the woman’s account.
‘It will relate to how they behaved at countless house parties,’ Avenatti told USA Today.
Avenatti says the woman will ‘literally risk her life’ by going public.
He also claims that the woman has witnesses who will corroborate her allegations.
The lawyer said the woman is ‘100 per cent credible’ and is willing to take a polygraph if Kavanaugh does as well.
The woman also wishes to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to give sworn testimony, Avenatti says.
He refused to say how the woman met Kavanaugh and Judge. Avenatti also would not say when this alleged incident took place.
Kavanaugh, meanwhile, went on national television on Monday to deny any inappropriate sexual behavior. He told Fox News in an interview broadcast Monday that he ‘always treated women with dignity and respect.’ He is seen left with wife Ashley Kavanaugh on Fox News
Kavanaugh, meanwhile, went on national television on Monday to deny any inappropriate sexual behavior.
He told Fox News in an interview broadcast Monday night that he has ‘always treated women with dignity and respect.’
California Professor Christine Blasey Ford has said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when both were in high school.
Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, says he exposed himself to her at a college party. He has denied both accusations.
Kavanaugh says he made the unusual decision to do a television interview before a Senate committee votes on his nomination because he wants to clear his name.
Kavanaugh says he is ‘looking for a fair process, a process where I can defend my integrity and clear my name. And all I’m asking for is fairness and that I’d be heard.’
Ford and Kavanaugh are scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Earlier on Monday, Avenatti lobbed an additional charge at Kavanaugh dredged from the Supreme Court nominee’s high school yearbook – asking senators to investigate whether he bragged of a threesome.
Avenatti demanded Kavanaugh be asked about a yearbook entry that says: ‘FFFFFFFourth of July’ – and Avenatti, who says he now represents a client with a sensational charge against Kavanaugh, believes he has cracked the teen code.
Describing the yearbook entry, Avenatti wrote: ‘We believe that this stands for: Find them, French them, Feel them, Finger them, F*ck them, Forget them.’
Avenatti made shocking claims that Kavanaugh and other men would ply women with alcohol or drugs at house parties and then allow men to ‘gang rape’ them. The claims from the client he represents come after Christine Blasey Ford’s public accusations against Kavanaugh
Avenatti pointed to a yearbook entry that references ‘FFFFFFFourth of July’ and ‘Devil’s Triangle’ – which he claims mean two men having sex with a woman
Guarded: Brett Kavanaugh leaves his Chevy Chase, MD, home Monday as pressure mounts on the Supreme Court nominee who is now accused of smuggling brags about a threesome into his elite Catholic school yearbook
The high-profile attorney also asked that the high court nominee be asked about the term ‘Devil’s Triangle,’ a term that also shows up in the yearbook entry.
‘Perhaps Sen. Grassley can ask him,’ Avenatti concluded, referencing the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, without elaborating on what he thinks the term refers to.
Avenatti also referenced the yearbook entry in an email to a lawyer with the Senate Judiciary Committee majority.
‘We have reason to believe that (1) the first entry stands for Find them, French them, Finger them, F**k them, and Forget them and (2) the second entry – ‘Devil’s triangle’ – ‘refers to a situation where two men engage in sex with a woman at the same time, which is consistent with the allegations in my email of yesterday. We request that Mr. Kavanaugh provide an answer as why these entries were made and what they stand for,’ Avenatti wrote.
He emailed that a similar entry was made for Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge, who Ford claims was present during the alleged high school assault, and who Avenatti as well as Judiciary Committee Democrats want to call to testify.
The same yearbook entry also puts Kavanaugh in the ‘Beach Week Ralph Club,’ a possible reference to vomiting during trips to nearby beaches common among teens in the well-to-do suburb where Kavanaugh grew up.
It also states: ‘Rehobeth Police Fan Club (with Shorty),’ a reference to a Delaware beach community near Washington, D.C., and ‘Keg City Club (Treasurer).’
Lawyer Michael Avenatti is demanding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh be asked questions about an entry in his high school yearbook, including one that referenced the ‘FFFFFFFourth of July’
‘Brett Kavanaugh must also be asked about this entry in his yearbook,’ Kavanaugh wrote, as he raised the issue of the ‘FFFFFFFourth of July’ tweet.
He concluded with his signature ‘#Basta,’ which means ‘enough’ in Spanish.
Avenatti pointed to the yearbook after making the shocking claims that Kavanaugh and other men would ply women with alcohol or drugs at house parties and then allow men to ‘gang rape’ them.
In an email to Mike Davis, the Chief Counsel for Nominations, Avenatti says he has ‘significant evidence’ of house parties in Washington D.C. during the early 1980s ‘during which Kavanaugh, Mark Judge and others would participate in the targeting of women’.
‘KEG CITY’: The same yearbook entry also puts Kavanaugh in the ‘Beach Week Ralph Club and the ‘Rehobeth Police Fan Club (with Shorty),’ as well as the ‘Keg City Club (Treasurer)’ while mentioning ‘100 kegs or Bust’
He said they would use ‘alcohol’ or ‘drugs’ to allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them.
Avenatti claims there are ‘multiple witnesses that will corroborate these facts and each of them must be called to testify publicly’.
In a tweet with a screenshot of the email, he wrote: ‘We demand that this process be thorough, open and fair, which is what the American public deserves. It must not be rushed and evidence/witnesses must not be hidden.’
Neither Kavanaugh or Judge have responded to Avenatti’s latest allegations. Avenatti also hasn’t named any specific witnesses or accusers.
Earlier in the evening, the lawyer tweeted: ‘I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.’
He also vouched for his client’s credibility.
‘Warning: My client re Kavanaugh has previously done work within the State Dept, U.S. Mint, & DOJ. She has been granted multiple security clearances in the past including Public Trust & Secret. The GOP and others better be very careful in trying to suggest that she is not credible,’ Avenatti wrote.
‘I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge,’ the attorney tweeted on Sunday
His announcement came just hours before the New Yorker published the latest sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh by Deborah Ramirez. However, he revealed that she is not his client
‘We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify.
‘The nomination must be withdrawn.’
The claims in the email appeared to draw parallels to a piece published earlier on Sunday evening in the New Yorker with new allegations against Kavanaugh.
The article by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer contained a second sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh by Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez.
However, Avenatti tweeted: ‘My client is not Deborah Ramirez.’
Ramirez claims that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and ‘made her touch his penis without consent’ at a Yale dorm party 35 years ago. Avenatti said Ramirez is not his client.
Kavanaugh strongly denies Ramirez’s claims. He released a statement on Sunday night saying: ‘This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. 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.’
In the article, Elizabeth Rasor told the New Yorker that she dated Judge for three years after meeting at Catholic University and felt ‘morally obligated’ to challenge his account that ‘no horseplay’ took place at Georgetown Prep with women.
‘I cannot stand by and watch him lie’, he said. ‘Mark told me a very different story’.
She claims that Judge described an incident that involved him and other boys taking turns having sex with a drunk woman, and Judge seemed to ‘regard it as fully consensual’.
Rasor told the New Yorker that Judge did not name other people involved, meaning she had no knowledge the Kavanaugh participated in what Judge described.
The White House also backed their candidate in a statement on Sunday that read: ‘This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man.
‘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.’
After Ramirez’s allegations were published, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein, sought the ‘immediate postponement’ of any further action in the nomination process.
Judge is the man who went to high school with Kavanaugh.
He is alleged to have witnessed Kavanaugh sexually assault Christine Blasey Ford, a professor from California.
Ford’s allegations are threatening to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination to the highest court in the land.
Kavanaugh strongly denies Ramirez’s claims. He released a statement on Sunday night saying: ‘This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple
In an email to Mike Davis, the Chief Counsel for Nominations, Avenatti says he has ‘significant evidence’ of house parties in Washington D.C. during the early 1980s ‘during which Kavanaugh, Mark Judge (above) and others would participate in the targeting of women’
Ramirez told The New Yorker that she attended the New Haven, Connecticut-based Ivy League school where she studied studied sociology and psychology.
After graduating from college, she says she worked for an organization aimed at helping victims of domestic violence.
Ramirez acknowledged to The New Yorker that she hesitated to come forward. She said she, too, had been drinking during the alleged incident.
She claims the incident took place during her and Kavanaugh’s freshman year at Yale.
Ramirez said she was invited by a friend on the women’s soccer team to a dorm room party.
The party took place in a room at Lawrance Hall, a student residence hall located in Yale’s Old Campus.
Ramirez recalls that the students at the party were taking part in a drinking game.
‘We were sitting in a circle,’ she said. ‘People would pick who drank.’
She recalls being picked repeatedly, which meant drinking large amounts of alcohol in a relatively short time.
Ramirez said she got drunk very fast.
She alleges that another male student used a ‘gag plastic penis’ which was pointed in her direction.
Soon afterward, Ramirez recalls being on the floor and slurring her words.
She then says another male exposed himself to her.
‘I remember a penis being in front of my face,’ Ramirez said.
‘I knew that’s not what I wanted, even in that state of mind.’
Deborah Ramirez (seen far left with her mother and her sister, Denise), 53, a resident of Colorado who attended Yale 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
Ramirez told The New Yorker that she attended the New Haven, Connecticut-based Ivy League school where she studied studied sociology and psychology. Ramirez is seen left with her sister, Denise
At that moment, Ramirez said she commented: ‘That’s not a real penis.’
She said that the other students began laughing at her and taunting her.
One of the students allegedly told her to ‘kiss it.’
She said she pushed the person away, forcing her to touch it.
Ramirez said she was unnerved by what happened, particularly given her religious upbringing as a devout Catholic from Connecticut.
‘I wasn’t going to touch a penis until I was married,’ she said.
‘I was embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated.’
Ramirez said she remembers Kavanaugh standing to her right and laughing as he pulled up his pants.
‘Brett was laughing,’ she said.
‘I can still see his face, and his hips coming forward, like when you pull up your pants.’
Ramirez said she remembers another student talking about the incident.
‘Somebody yelled down the hall, “Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie’s face”,’ she said.
‘It was his full name. I don’t think it was just “Brett.”
‘And I remember hearing and being mortified that this was out there.’
Ramirez acknowledges that there are ‘gaps in her memory,’ according to The New Yorker, particularly given the fact that she was intoxicated.
But she says she’s confident it was Kavanaugh who exposed his genitalia to her that night.
She said: ‘I’m confident about the pants coming up, and I’m confident about Brett being there.’
Ramirez said her most vivid memory from that incident was the laughter from Kavanaugh and the other students at her expense.
‘It was kind of a joke,’ she recalled. ‘And now it’s clear to me it wasn’t a joke.’
Ramirez declined to name the other two males involved in the incident.
One of the male students who was alleged to have been egging Kavanaugh on told The New Yorker that he doesn’t remember the judge exposing himself to Ramirez.
‘I don’t think Brett would flash himself to Debbie, or anyone, for that matter,’ he said.
A group of Yale classmates alleged to have been involved in the incident have come out with a statement in support of Kavanaugh.
Two of the male classmates involved in the incident who were named by Ramirez released a statement disputing her account.
Ramirez’s allegations bear similarity to those of Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who claims that when she was 15, she was assaulted by then-17-year-old Kavanaugh when he was drunk while egged on by a male friend
That statement was supported by the wife of a third male student that Ramirez said was involved as well as three other classmates – Dino Ewing, Louisa Garry, and Dan Murphy.
‘We were the people closest to Brett Kavanaugh during his first year at Yale,’ the statement read.
‘He was a roommate to some of us, and we spent a great deal of time with him, including in the dorm where this incident allegedly took place.
‘Some of us were also friends with Debbie Ramirez during and after her time at Yale.
‘We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we would have seen or heard about it – and we did not.
‘The behavior she describes would be completely out of character for Brett.
‘In addition, some of us knew Debbie long after Yale, and she never described this incident until Brett’s Supreme Court nomination was pending.
‘Editors from the New Yorker contacted some of us because we are the people who would know the truth, and we told them that we never saw or heard about this.’
The wife of the third male student named by Ramirez said she and Ramirez were close friends during their days at Yale and that this incident was never mentioned.
‘This is a woman I was best friends with,’ she said.