President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted Michael Avenatti as a "third rate lawyer" who is making "false accusations" and a "total low-life" after the attorney revealed new sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Swetnick, who made her allegations in a sworn deposition, is represented by Michael Avenatti, the brash attorney best known for helping porn star Stephanie Clifford, a.k.a.
Some also pointed out that Swetnick's claims matched those of an ex-girlfriend of Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's high school classmate who Swetnick named as allegedly joining Kavanaugh in gang-raping girls at house parties in the 1980s.
A spokesman for the Senate Judiciary Committee said lawyers for the panel were reviewing the declaration submitted by Swetnick, who said she has worked extensively for the federal government including the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service. In a prepared statement issued earlier for tomorrow, Kavanaugh says allegations against him are "grotesque and obvious character assassinations".
Swetnick said, in the document given to the Senate committee, she "witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to "target" particular girls so they could be taken advantage of; it was usually a girl that was especially vulnerable because she was alone at the party or shy".
But after Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified Thursday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation of sexual abuse, America Magazine revoked its endorsement.
Avenatti posted Swetnick's sworn declaration on Twitter Wednesday morning.
Ford is expected to step before cameras for the first time Thursday to detail the night she says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s. This conduct included fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent.
The woman, Julie Swetnick, said that she was the victim of one of these gang rapes in approximately 1982. She said that she and Kavanaugh and a small group of other students were playing a drinking game and were both intoxicated. He says Kavanaugh should not be confirmed without a full investigation.
The accuser said she told two others after the incident.
Swetnick said that she attended more than 10 parties with Kavanaugh and Judge between 1981 and 1983.
"Judge Kavanaugh is being considered for a promotion".
Swetnick said she was a victim of one of the gang rapes, but she did not allege that Kavanaugh or Judge attacked her.
"Swetnick alleged she had attended parties where Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge would spike girls" drinks to make it easier for them to be gangraped.
Rasor is willing to speak with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and testify before the Senate, according to a letter from Rasor's lawyer to the Senate Judiciary Committe that was obtained by The Washington Post. Republicans plan to vote on Kavanaugh less than 24 hours later on Friday, though that could be postponed.