Third accuser says Kavanaugh had role in sexual assaults

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She added, "I witnessed Brett Kavanaugh consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the early 1980s".

The new accuser said Kavanaugh took part in efforts during high school to get girls intoxicated so that a group of boys could have sex with them.

With some senators predicting procedural votes in the Senate on the nomination at the weekend, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, scheduled a vote in his committee on Friday in the hope that Republicans on the panel will be ready to move forward after hearing from Ford.

After Tuesday's sentencing, Cosby's publicist and spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, compared judge Steven O'Neill's sentence to the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "I've always treated women with dignity and respect". "I would be very concerned about doing that, but it wouldn't surprise me if she would agree to do that", Clune said.

Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, said Kavanaugh attacked her and tried to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party when he was 17 years old and she was 15 when they were high school students in Maryland. His lawyers sent the committee five pages from his calendar from the summer of 1982. He ended up attending that Ivy League School. I've been on the committee for 24 years, and I've never seen it before.

"During our meal, Christine was visibly upset, so I asked her what was going on", Gildo-Mazzon said in her declaration. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's accusations, and has expressed wish to defend his "good name" in a hearing. Kavanaugh and his friends denied they were there.

Flake said that some of the "public comments" about both Kavanaugh and Ford, who will both testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, "have been vile", and said, "we owe you both a honest apology".

A handful of undeclared GOP moderates leave Kavanaugh's fate uncertain because the party runs the Senate with just a 51-49 advantage. He said he did not remember being at a party with her.

Those who doubt Ramirez's allegation point to her admission that there are gaps in her memory of the night because she was intoxicated and the fact that The New Yorker said it took her six days to asses her own memory of the event. He said she'd be willing to testify before the committee if asked, but he wasn't sure whether she would do it without an FBI investigation first.

He said he "did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter".

Meanwhile, the Republicans were still assessing what Kavanaugh's Monday interview on the Fox News Channel - an unusual appearance for a Supreme Court nominee - indicates about how he would do in Thursday's hearing.

"Sexual assault is horrific", Kavanaugh says in the remarks.

The powerful and well-funded conservative movement has launched into overdrive to rescue the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, decrying the sexual assault allegations against him as unfounded and warning Republicans that buckling to Democratic pressure would undermine voter enthusiasm weeks before the midterm elections.

'While the nationwide outpouring of love has been heartwarming, I am spending considerable time managing death threats, avoiding people following me on freeways, and disconcerting media intrusion, including swarms of vans at my home and unauthorized persons entering my classroom and medical settings where I work, ' she wrote. Kavanaugh grinded his body against hers and attempted to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it, she said. There's no telling how Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will perform at the hearing.

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