In a new report published on Sunday, a 53-year-old registered Democrat made new allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from his college days — allegations which come just as doubts continue to grow over allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford.
Deborah Ramirez, who studied sociology and psychology at Yale with Kavanaugh, outlined her accusations to The New Yorker after the left-wing publication contacted her, acting on a tip about a possible incident.
Ramirez said that she was not politically motivated to come forward but that she "works toward human rights, social justice, and social change."
"In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the alleged incident with certainty," The New Yorker reports. "After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away."
The New Yorker notes that Ramirez's lawyer, Stanley Garnett, is "a former Democratic district attorney in Boulder."
Ramirez is now calling for an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh, saying "I would think an F.B.I. investigation would be warranted."
The New Yorker adds that "Ramirez acknowledged that there are significant gaps in her memories of the evening, and that, if she ever presents her story to the F.B.I. or members of the Senate, she will inevitably be pressed on her motivation for coming forward after so many years, and questioned about her memory, given her drinking at the party."
The left-wing magazine admits that it "has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party."
Ramirez claims that the incident happened at a party when she and Kavanaugh were both freshmen at Yale at a suite at Lawrance Hall, where there was a drinking game taking place.
Ramirez said she quickly became drunk, adding that she later ended up on the floor in a "foggy" state, and "slurring her words," as a male student was nearby. Ramirez asked The New Yorker to not publish the identity of that male and another male who she claims pointed a "gag plastic penis" at her.
Ramirez claims that a third male student, who she identifies as Kavanaugh, exposed himself to her.
"I remember a penis being in front of my face," she claims. "I knew that’s not what I wanted, even in that state of mind."
She claims that she recalled saying, "That’s not a real penis," adding that she "wasn’t going to touch a penis until [she] was married."
Ramirez claims that Kavanaugh "was laughing," and that she heard someone in her drunken state yell: "Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie’s face. It was his full name."
These allegations come after doubts have started to grow over recent accusations made by Ford as all four of the people that she claimed were at a party, where she claims she was assaulted, have denied that the party ever happened or say they do not remember the party ever happening.
Kavanaugh responded to the allegations in a statement, writing:
This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name--and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building--against these last-minute allegations.
"This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man," White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec said. "This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say. The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh."
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