A hearing was scheduled with Brett Kavanaugh and Dr.Ford regarding his rape allegations and some republicans have requested to delay the hearing after a second woman has accused him of sexually inappropriate behaviour.
Deborah Ramirez had attended Yale with Kavanaugh and remembers Kavanaugh exposing himself to her at a dormitory party.
Ramirez was hesitant to speak publicly, mostly because her memory contained gaps because of being intoxicated at the time of the alleged incident. But after carefully reassessing memories she made the statement to the New Yorker. A classmate of Ramirez who did not want to disclose his identity said “one hundred per cent sure” that either on the night of the party or in the next day or two he was told Kavanaugh was the student who exposed himself to Ramirez.
There were other students who were close to Ramirez and Kavanaugh and said “We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we would have seen or heard about it — and we did not. The behavior she describes would be completely out of character for Brett”.
Kavanaugh denied these allegations and said “This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name — and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building — against these last-minute allegations.”
In reference to this allegation White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec said in a statement, “This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man. This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say. The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh.”
In a statement detailed by CNN, Grassley said the Judiciary committee’s majority staff learned of the allegation made by Ramirez from The New Yorker’s report. “Neither she nor her legal representative have contacted the chairman’s office,” the statement reads. “The article reports that Democratic staff were aware of these allegations, but they never informed Republican staff.”
A Democrat on the Judiciary Committee reached out to Bennet’s office, “and asked for a connection to someone who might be helpful should Deborah Ramirez decide to come forward with an allegation related to that made by Dr. Ford.”
“We reached out to former Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, who then met with Ms. Ramirez to work through how to analyze and present her allegations,” said Shannon Beckham, spokesperson of Colorado Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet .
Michael Avenatti the lawyer representing Stormy Daniels said “ he represents a women with “credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.”