A brand new accusation has surfaced against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the Democrats are already using it to delay the confirmation process. However, a report by the New York Times casts serious doubts on the veracity of the accusation.
First reported in the New Yorker, Sunday, the accusation is that the Judge exposed himself inappropriately at a drunken college party. However, the woman was only able to remember the identity of the exposer “after six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney.”
The New York Times investigated the story much further, interviewing dozens of potential witnesses, and finding no corroboration evidence or testimony.
Pre the Times report:
Judge Kavanaugh’s prospects were further clouded on Sunday when The New Yorker reported on a new allegation of sexual impropriety: A woman who went to Yale with Judge Kavanaugh said that, during a drunken dormitory party their freshman year, he exposed himself to her, thrust his penis into her face and caused her to touch it without her consent.
In a statement, Judge Kavanaugh denied the allegation from the woman, Deborah Ramirez, and called it “a smear, plain and simple.” The New Yorker did not confirm with other eyewitnesses that Judge Kavanaugh was at the party.
The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself. [emphasis added]
Unlike last week’s allegation, which was extremely vague and short on detail, this allegation names a specific time and place. It should be comparatively easy to determine whether it actually happened. However after interviewing “several dozen people” the Times was unable to find anyone who remembered any such event.