Brett Kavanaugh Denies Michael Avenatti’s ‘Gang Rape’ Accusations: “Totally False And Outrageous” [VIDEO]
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vehemently denied accusations from lawyer Michael Avenatti in an interview on Monday night, calling the claims he may have repeatedly “gang raped” women in high school “totally false and outrageous.”
Speaking to Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, Kavanaugh said the allegations made by Avenatti — the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels — on Twitter on Sunday were categorically untrue. Avenatti said he had “significant evidence” that 53-year-old Kavanaugh committed multiple sexual assaults when he was in high school in the 1980s. The lawyer also stressed that Senate Judiciary Committee members must investigate the allegations made by two women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual harassment or assault: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and former Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez.
“That’s totally false and outrageous,” Kavanaugh told MacCallum of Avenatti’s accusations. “Yes, there were parties and the drinking age was 18, and yes, the seniors were legal and had beer there. And yes, people might have had too many beers there on occasions. And people generally in high school, I think all of us, have done things we look back on in high school and regret or cringe a bit. But that’s not what we’re talking about.”
“I never sexually assaulted anyone,” added the U.S. Court of Appeals judge from Washington, D.C.
Kavanaugh’s wife Ashley sat next to him during the interview.
“Brett Kavanaugh must also be asked about this entry in his yearbook: ‘FFFFFFFourth of July,'” Avenatti wrote on Twitter Sunday. “We believe that this stands for: Find them, French them, Feel them, Finger them, F*ck them, Forget them. As well as the term “Devil’s Triangle.”
Senate Judiciary Republicans continue to attempt to confirm Kavanaugh as quickly as possible after defending the Supreme Court pick, while Democrats have responded by saying the accusers’ claims must be properly investigated and that both Kavanaugh and the women should testify under oath. Ford has already sent the Committee a series of terms and conditions for her testimony, which is set for Thursday.
Kavanaugh also claimed in the Fox News interview that he couldn’t have ever sexually assaulted anyone in high school or college because he was a virgin for “many years.”
“I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse or for many years thereafter,” he said. “And the girls from the schools I went to and I were friends…”
Kavanaugh did not clarify for how many years after high school he was allegedly a virgin.
Several reporters quickly noted that Kavanaugh’s virginity claims do not automatically mean he never committed sexual assault because neither of his accusers’ allegations make any mention of sexual intercourse.
Kavanaugh has been accused of exposing himself to one woman and pinning another down while trying to disrobe her.
Being a virgin wouldn’t disprove either of those allegations. https://t.co/oqztw1RpYY
— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) September 24, 2018
just need to point out that none of the accusations against kavanaugh preclude him from being a virgin. https://t.co/FzC6OKhFuA
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) September 24, 2018
Kavanaugh previously claimed he and his friends at Georgetown Preparatory School never attended a party in high school that matched the account given by Ford, who was 15 at the time of the alleged incident.
Many conservatives, both men and women, have defended Kavanaugh by saying they know him as a well-liked man who always treated women with respect. Others have said that even if the allegations against him are true, he should not be judged for what he did when he was 17 years old or in college. Some people have also said Ford likely confused Kavanaugh with someone else.
Mark Judge — the other man Ford claims was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her — has denied accusations he participated in the assault but his past writings describe a friend believed to be the Supreme Court nominee whom he says was a “heavy drinker” and who was often very drunk.