U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is slated to speak out Thursday against the sexual assault allegations levied against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the jurist of molesting her when they were both teenagers.
As part of his defense, Kavanaugh plans to share his personal calendar from the summer of 1982, when the alleged assault occurred, with the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to The New York Times.
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The calendars, which span the months of June, July and August, reportedly make no mention of the party during which Ford claims the attack took place. The federal judge’s team admitted the documents do not disprove anything, though they do provide a record of Kavanaugh’s whereabouts that year.
It is possible, of course, Kavanaugh attended a party not listed on his calendar. However, according to the agenda, the nominee spent most of his days that summer out of town, at the beach or away with his parents or grandparents. Other activities on his schedule included “basketball games, movie outings, football workouts and college interviews.”
Ford, for her part, cannot remember the date or location of the alleged encounter with Kavanaugh. She has simply said she believes it happened during the summer of 1982. She also said one of Kavanaugh’s friends, Mark Judge, participated in the alleged assault.
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Judge said he has no recollection of the incident and told the Senate Judiciary Committee he has never seen Kavanaugh exhibit such behavior.
Additionally, Leland Keyser, named by Ford as one of the guests at the supposed party where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her, came forward last week to say she “does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present,” according to The Washington Post.
Statement from Leland Keyser, named by Ford as a party guest:
1. doesn't remember a party with Kavanaugh (consistent with his denial)
2. was Ford's friend (so probably attended parties with her)
3. believes Ford's story (but this is factually irrelevant)https://t.co/sItNQFAwMq pic.twitter.com/h4kwFxds7I
— Will Saletan (@saletan) September 23, 2018
Kavanaugh has vehemently denied Ford’s accusations.
All of this comes on the heels of yet another allegation of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee.
Over the weekend, a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, spoke out, telling The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party when they were both first-year students at Yale University.
Ramirez said she and Kavanaugh were both participating in a drinking game in a dorm room at the university’s Lawrence Hall when the alleged incident occurred. She said she remembers being heavily intoxicated, laying on the floor and slurring her words, when a male student — whom she claimed was Kavanaugh — exposed himself and shoved his penis toward her face.
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The encounter, Ramirez recalled, left her feeling “embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated.”
Kavanaugh has responded to Ramirez’s claims, describing her allegation as “a smear, plain and simple.”
Both Ford and Kavanaugh are slated to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee this Thursday as lawmakers consider his nomination for the high court. President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh, has defended the judge.