Third woman makes sexual misconduct allegations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

She is courageous, fearless and honest. "This conduct included the fondling and grabbing girls without their consent", the sworn statement says.

In a declaration, Swetnick, who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland, said she observed Kavanaugh drinking excessively at house parties and engaging "in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls".

Kavanaugh, who is now a federal judge, denied the allegation in a statement, calling it "ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".

Swetnick's statement was released by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, who has claimed to have had a sexual encounter with Donald Trump.

Ms. Swetnick says that during the early 1980s she attended quite a few parties in the D.C. area where Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge-a nice touch, trying to discredit the witness who blows Christine Ford's fantasy out of the water-were present. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were slammed on Wednesday for refusing to believe sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Swetnick also alleges that Kavanaugh and Judge were present when she was assaulted at one of these parties. "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".

And immediately after Avenatti shared what he called a sworn affidavit from Swetnick, it drew immediate, blanket coverage across social media and cable news as another revelation to rock the confirmation process.

Kavanaugh has passed six background checks and there is no indication that this allegation against him-or any like it-has never come up to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"The committee is going to go ahead because I don't feel that we should disadvantage Dr. Ford any more than she's already been disadvantaged in the sense of people wondering whether the hearing was going to be last week or this week", Grassley told reporters on Wednesday. John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of GOP leadership who's on the committee, whether he supported holding a committee vote before hearing back from Swetnick, his reply was that "She may or may not accept our invitation for an interview". Avenatti, who'd said for several days he had additional information, wants the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear from his client.

Some on Twitter have dismissed Swetnick's claims as far-fetched, suggesting it was odd that she and others continued showing up at parties where they knew a gang of serial rapists were terrorizing girls.

"Under no circumstances should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed absent a full and complete investigation", he said on Twitter.

Blumenthal argued that there should be another hearing after an FBI investigation. At these parties, she "became aware" that Kavanaugh and others spiked the punch bowl with drugs, and girls were commonly gang raped.

Editor's note: this story was updated after publication with Brett Kavanaugh's statement denying the allegations.

Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford are scheduled to testify tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee, with a vote slated for Friday morning. Judge, who has written about his alcohol-fueled years at Georgetown Prep, had denied the claim made by Blasey that he was in the room during an attempted assault by Kavanaugh when they were teens.

  • Rogelio Becker