Journalists Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer from The New Yorker has extremely troubling new details about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. A woman who he knew in high school has accused him of sexually assaulting her. From The New Yorker:
The woman, who has asked not to be identified, first approached Democratic lawmakers in July, shortly after Trump nominated Kavanaugh. The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the woman attended a nearby high school. In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her. She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to conceal the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. She was able to free herself. Although the alleged incident took place decades ago and the three individuals involved were minors, the woman said that the memory had been a source of ongoing distress for her, and that she had sought psychological treatment as a result.
Kavanaugh is, not surprisingly, denying it.
In a statement, Kavanaugh said, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
A person does not forget an assault like this. If this accusation pans out, there is absolutely no way Brett Kavanaugh deserves a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. An admitted sexual assaulter putting another sexual assaulter on a court that determines the rights of women nationwide? HELL NO.