Keeping Up With Kavanaugh


By Madison Barr

After Christine Blasey Ford, a Palo Alto University professor, came out to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, his confirmation proceedings- simply put- haven’t gone smoothly.

As of this past Sunday night, a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, has also come forward with allegations detailing sexual misconduct committed by Kavanaugh.

Both women have been classmates of the Supreme Court nominee; Ford in high school and Ramirez at Yale University.

Now, a third accuser has been alluded to by attorney Michael Avenatti, who currently represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against the president.

Senate Judiciary Member, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, has recently requested for all of Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings to be momentarily halted until a full investigation of the allegations can be conducted.

Last Sunday, Sept. 16, Ford publicly came forward in a story by the Washington Post after she had first anonymously detailed her allegations in a letter of which was shared with Rep. Anna Eshoo of California and Feinstein earlier this past summer.

She states that she believes that the incident took place in the early ’80s when she was approximately 15 years old. She’s also said that she believes everyone at the party to have at least one beer, but Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, a classmate, had been drinking more heavily.

On Sept. 23, Ramirez told Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer, of the New Yorker, her story which had occurred at a dorm room party her freshman year at Yale.

Ramirez also states that she was unsure about coming forward with her allegations because she had been drinking at the time of the incident and does not completely remember everything that had happened that night.

Avevnatti, who claims to be representing an unnamed third victim, states that his client is holding credible information regarding sexual assaults perpetrated by Kavanaugh and Judge.

Although Judge and Kavanaugh have repeatedly denied these claims, Kavanaugh calling them “completely false” and a “smear,” Judge’s ex-girlfriend of three years, Elizabeth Rasor begs to differ.

Rasor told the New Yorker that Judge had actually come to her and discussed an incident in which he and other men took turns having sex with a drunken woman. She added that he thought it to be consensual, but didn’t name any of the other men involved in the assault.

A short amount of time after this report had been published, Avenatti tweeted an email of his in which he tells Michael Davis, Chief Counsel for Nominations for U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, that he is “aware of significant evidence of multiple house parties in the Washington, D.C., area during the early 1980s during which Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, and others would participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs in order to allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them.”

Along with these claims, Avenatti states that there are “multiple witnesses that will corroborate these facts,” which could be in reference to Ramirez and Ford, but also the third accuser and anonymous client of Avenatti himself.

With Ford confirming she will be testifying against Kavanaugh and the possible announcement of Avenatti’s client, it’ll be next to impossible for Kavanaugh to avoid the rise of more accusations with time.

“We demand that this process be thorough, open, and fair, which is what the American public deserves,” Avenatti tweeted. “It must not be rushed and evidence/witnesses must not be hidden.”