Julie Swetnick, who is represented by Michael Avenatti, says that she was gang raped at a party attended by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whom she described as a “very aggressive, very sloppy, mean drunk.”
The Guardian notes that Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee would not allow Swetnick to speak out against Kavanaugh, so she took her story to MSNBC News:.
Swetnick said she was in community college when she began attending parties, which included Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge:
[Kavanaugh] was very aggressive, very sloppy, mean drunk. I saw him go up to girls and paw on them, try to, you know, get a little too handsy, touching them in private parts. I saw him try to shift clothing. I saw him push girls up against walls. He would pretend to stumble into them. He would push his body against them, grope them.
Swetnick said she “saw him around” the punch bowls and he was giving cups to the women:
Well, until what happened to me happened to me, I didn’t put two and two together. But I would see boys standing outside of rooms, congregated together. Sort of like a gauntlet. And I didn’t know what was occurring. But I would see them laughing, a lot of laughing.
Swetnick said she began feeling ill, was shoved into a room, touched, assaulted and she had no way to fend her attackers, notes RawStory.com:
My body was violated and my soul was broken. I was not able to have somebody stop when I said no, stop. I felt like somebody took me and basically said you’re worthless. You are nothing to us. You are disposable.
Swetnick couldn’t specifically say whether Kavanaugh assaulted her, but was sure that Kavanaugh and Judge were “hanging around the area” where she was when she began feeling ill.
Swetnick said that she contacted the Montgomery County police and told her mother about the incident. Swetnick named an officer she spoke with, but he has since died. Swetnick also named friends whom she said can confirm attending the parties.
Kavanaugh has called her story “nonsense.”