Jordan Kirkland - October 2nd, 2018
Julie Swetnick, Kavanaugh's third accuser who made uncorroborated sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, is facing credibility questions after she backtracked her claims in an interview last night.
In a statement last month, Swetnick claimed that she saw Kavanaugh “engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls” including “grinding” against girls and attempting to remove their clothes in the early '80s. She also accused Kavanaugh and Mark Judge of "spiking" the punch at parties with drugs or alcohols in an effort to get them disoriented so they could be “gang raped” in a side room by a “train” of boys.
“I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their 'turn' with a girl inside the room,” she said. “These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.” She said she later became a victim of one of these gang rapes, at which she said Kavanaugh and Judge were present. The allegations represented the third sexual assault claim against Kavanaugh, but by far the most lurid and serious.
In an interview with NBC News, Swetnick backtracked those claims, saying she was unclear about Kavanaugh was doing during the parties.
You can watch the interview here (fast forward to 4:00 to hear Swetnick's discrepancy).