An ex-boyfriend of Julie Swetnick, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of facilitating gang rapes, said she never mentioned being gang raped to him — but did tell him that she liked to have sex with multiple men at the same time.
Dennis Ketterer, a former Democratic candidate for Congress who is also a former weatherman from a Washington, D.C., news station, told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a letter that he had a conversation with Swetnick in which she said she “liked to have sex with more than one guy at a time.”
“In fact sometimes with several at one time. She wanted to know if that would be OK in our relationship,” Ketterer wrote. “I asked her if this was just a fantasy of hers. She responded that she first tried sex with multiple guys while in high school and still liked it from time-to-time.”
Michael Avenatti, the porn star lawyer representing Swetnick, fired back on Twitter.
“The letter from Dennis Ketterer is garbage — the GOP is desperate. The allegations he makes are false and without any basis,” Avenatti wrote. “We demand that the FBI interview my client & him, and that anyone found to have submitted false info be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Grassley responded, saying: “I’m confident that the FBI agents tasked with this responsibility will not succumb to public political pressure or politicians telling the agency how to do its job,” he wrote. “Respectfully, the career public servants and professionals at the FBI know what they’re doing and how best to conduct a background investigation. The FBI’s business should be carried out independent of political or partisan considerations.”
Swetnick said in an interview Monday on NBC News that she isn’t sure Kavanaugh was among the boys she claims gang raped her at a house party in the 1980s.
Meanwhile, President Trump “did not say whether he had watched her interview as he spoke to reporters on Tuesday,” the Daily Mail reported.
He told DailyMail.com in response to another question about the allegations, “Well, it’s a tough thing going on. You can be an exemplary person for 35 years. And then somebody comes and they say you did this or that; and they give three witnesses; and the three witnesses, at this point, do not corroborate what you were saying, that’s a very scary situation, where you’re guilty until proven innocent.”
Before airing the interview with Swetnick, NBC News national correspondent Kate Snow said: “NBC News, for the record, has not been able to independently verify her claims. There are things she told us on camera that differ from her written statements last week.”
What’s more, NBC said Swetnick “provided four names to NBC News that she said could confirm her descriptions of the parties in the 1980s. NBC News contacted all four: one said they did not remember a Julie Swetnick, one was dead, and two did not respond, per Snow,” Mediaite reported.
NBC News also noted that Swetnick appeared to change her initial statement about Kavanaugh being involved in gang rapes. Swetnick initially claimed: “I also witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous 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. These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.”
But in the NBC interview, “Swetnick said they did not stand in lines but ‘huddled by doors,’ and that she ‘didn’t understand what it could possibly be.’ Swetnick said that she had no idea what the boys were doing outside the doors until she claims she was raped, and then in hindsight claimed that it was ‘just too coincidental.'”