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BREAKING: Sexual Assault Allegations Against SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Become Public

It is being reported that Donald Trump’s controversial SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh is under investigation by the FBI for a sexual assault by a former high school classmate.

Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer have reported that the alleged victim told her story in a complaint to Democratic lawmakers on Thursday:

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.”

Senator Diane Feinstein ignited controversy Thursday by releasing a statement saying she turned information about Kavanaugh over to the FBI. She did not detail the accusation, and Republicans accused her of trying to orchestrate a last-minute smear.

The woman referenced in the letter has yet to be identified, but is being represented by Debra Katz, a whistleblower attorney who works with #MeToo survivors, according to The Intercept.

Kavanaugh in a release statement  said: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

 

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