Julie Swetnick, the third girl to accuse Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, stated Sunday that she is outraged by the best way her allegations towards Kavanaugh have been dealt with.
“As a sexual assault sufferer, I’m disgusted and appalled by the manner that I’ve been re-victimized during the last 2 weeks after I had the braveness to come back ahead,” Swetnick stated in a press release launched by her lawyer, attainable 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Avenatti.
“These assaults have included sure media ‘pundits’ (i.e. Chuck Todd) and politicians (i.e. senators Coons and Kennedy) claiming I ought to have ‘shut up’ and continued to remain silent about what occurred to me,” she defined.
“They declare my allegations have been ‘not useful to the method,'” she stated. “That is outrageous and exhibits a scarcity of empathy for survivors.”
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She added that she “actually positioned [her] life in jeopardy” to come back ahead together with her allegation that Kavanaugh was part of a scheme to gang rape ladies at home events whereas in highschool.
In her sworn affidavit, Swetnick alleged she “witnessed efforts by…Kavanaugh…to trigger ladies to develop into inebriated and disoriented so they may then be ‘gang raped’ in a facet room.”
She additionally alleged that Kavanaugh was current on the social gathering the place she was a sufferer of a gang rape.
Kavanaugh vehemently denied the allegations, calling them “a whole farce” in his testimony two weeks in the past.
Final Monday, Swetnick appeared to stroll again her first declare throughout an interview with NBC News’s Kate Snow, saying Kavanaugh stood by the punch bowl on the home events in query and gave drinks to many ladies, however added, “I do not know what he did, however I noticed him by them [the punch bowls].”
Swetnick additionally supplied the community with the names of 4 folks she stated may corroborate her basic description of the home events at the moment.
Of the 4, NBC reported that one was lifeless, two didn’t reply, and one stated they didn’t recall Swetnick.
No different witnesses have come ahead to corroborate Swetnick’s story and The Wall Street Journal reported final Sunday that it couldn’t find anybody who may accomplish that, after interviewing dozens of Swetnick’s former classmates and colleagues.
In her assertion this Sunday, Swetnick reiterated her dedication to her unique statements saying, “I said the reality in my sworn declaration and I stand by the whole lot in it.”
“My allegations ought to have been investigated,” she stated. “I do know of a number of corroborating witnesses and we have been all ready to talk with the FBI as we made identified for weeks.”
She additionally went after Republican senators and President TrumpDonald John TrumpKavanaugh supporters drink beer to celebrate his confirmation Chelsea Handler on Kavanaugh confirmation: ‘We are stronger than this bullshit’ Gubernatorial candidate Kobach connects 9/11 to immigration MORE saying they “by no means actually wished to get to the reality.”
“They purposely prevented inquiry into my claims and people of different sexual assault victims within the curiosity of politics,” she stated. “They then had the audacity to assert our claims weren’t credible although they by no means allowed any investigation to find out their credibility.”
Swetnick took specific purpose at Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTrump, GOP aim to weaponize Kavanaugh vote ahead of November Daines’s son shares video of father watching Kavanaugh vote Trump: Murkowski’s vote on Kavanaugh was ‘really unacceptable’ MORE (R-Maine) who stated her claims weren’t credible throughout her speech on the Senate ground Saturday, explaining her vote in favor of Kavanaugh’s affirmation.
“Senator Susan Collins’ actions on Friday have been particularly shameful and an assault on all sexual assault victims,” Swetnick stated. “She attacked me on the Senate ground, lied about my claims, land labeled them not credible. How would she now? She by no means did something to search out out.”
“Susan Collins doesn’t need to characterize girls in the US Senate,” Swetnick stated.