Julie Swetnick, in her first broadcast television interview since accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, told NBC News national correspondent Kate Snow she couldn’t be sure that Kavanaugh was one of the boys who assaulted her during a party in the 1980s.
Swetnick, in a sworn affidavit released last week by her attorney Michael Avenatti, said she was the victim of a gang rape at a party, at which she also saw Kavanaugh behave inappropriately toward women.
“I cannot specifically say that he was one of the ones who assaulted me,” Swetnick told Snow. “But, before this happened to me, at that party, I saw Brett Kavanaugh there, I saw Mark Judge, and they were hanging out about where I started to feel disoriented and where the room was and where the other boys were hanging out and laughing.”
Swetnick, asked to respond to Kavanaugh’s denial of her allegations, said that “he is an admitted blackout drunk and drug addict.”
In her sworn statement, Swetnick claimed that Kavanaugh “consistently engage(d) in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s.”
Before airing the interview, Snow said: “NBC News, for the record, has not been able to independently verify her claims. There are things she told us on camera that differ from her written statements last week.”
After the interview, Snow told MSNBC anchor Ari Melber, “We’re not discounting what she said in any way. We’re just doing our reporting. … There are a lot of people working on this.”
Swetnick described the attack and the impact it had on her. “What happened to me is probably the most horrendous, awful thing that could happen to a human being,” she said. “My body was violated, my soul was broken. It felt like somebody took me and basically said, ‘You’re worthless, you’re nothing to us, you’re disposable.”
On Monday morning, Avenatti tweeted a picture of Snow interviewing his client, along with the hashtags “#Truth #Facts #Courage #Justice.” The interview was reportedly conducted on Sunday.
Late last week, Swetnick was interviewed by John Heilemann, co-host of the Showtime documentary series The Circus, which aired Sunday night.
Avenatti, who is pondering a 2020 presidential run, has been attacked by name by some of the most prominent members of the Republican Party, including President Donald Trump, who last week called him a “con artist” and a “low-life.”
Without specifically naming her, Trump said Monday at an event at the White House that Swetnick “has very little credibility.” But he added that if she has any credibility, she should be interviewed as part of the FBI’s investigation.
As we reported previously, Michael Avenatti, the ambulance chasing attorney, lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, released a sworn affidavit from Swetnick in which she claimed to have met Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge in “approximately 1980-1981.”
She then went on to claim that in 1981-82, she “became aware of efforts” by Kavanaugh, Judge, and others to “spike” the punch “at house parties I attended” with the intent of incapacitating a girl who could then be gang raped. She said she witnessed Kavanaugh and Judge lining up outside a room waiting for their “turn.”
She also said that in 1982, she was a victim of such gang rape, while drugged, with Kavanaugh and Judge “present.”
However, according to her resumé, Swetnick graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1980 prior to attending the University of Maryland. Kavanaugh graduated from Georgetown Prep in 1983. These details indicate Swetnick would have known Kavanaugh while she was 17 or 18, and he was 15 or 16 years old and that she was attending high school parties while she was a college student.
As well, Swetnick has admitted to returning to these alleged gang-rape parties nearly a dozen times.
Perhaps the FBI should be investigating her salacious acts with minors?
Adding evil to her admitted perversion, Planned Parenthood sent out an email fundraiser letter to supporters Wednesday announcing that a third woman, Julie Swetnick, is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
“Enough is enough: Kavanaugh must withdraw now,” writes Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, in an email made available to Breitbart News.
Moving forward with Kavanaugh’s nomination at this point would be irresponsible and dangerous. It tells survivors of sexual assault that they don’t matter. It tells the public that one man’s promotion matters more than the safety of multiple women. And it sends a message that partisan politics trumps not only fairness, but basic human compassion.
Speak out now: This nomination is a disgrace. Brett Kavanaugh must withdraw.
“[T]ogether, funneling our hurt and our anger into action, we’ll stop this nomination from going any further,” Laguens adds.
The fundraising letter comes with a “trigger warning” as well: “This message includes information about sexual assault. If you are finding it difficult to hear about sexual violence in the media and online, remember to take care of yourself.”
Questions, however, arose quickly about Swetnick’s accusations after it was discovered that she would have been a college student during the period of time she claims Kavanaugh was “present” at gang rapes during high school parties.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
October 2nd, 2018