Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh is under investigation by the FBI for a sexual assault allegation by a former high school classmate.
The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer report that the alleged victim told her story in a complaint to Democratic lawmakers on Thursday: “In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her. She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to conceal the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. She was able to free herself. Although the alleged incident took place decades ago and the three individuals involved were minors, the woman said that the memory had been a source of ongoing distress for her, and that she had sought psychological treatment as a result.”
Said Kavanaugh in a statement: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”