Julie Swetnick, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of running a “gang rape” ring in the early 1980’s, is being used by abortion conglomerate Planned Parenthood to raise funds.
In a fundraising email to supporters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund executive vice president Dawn Laguens called for Kavanaugh’s withdrawal based on Julie Swetnick’s “gang rape” testimony through her attorney, Michael Avenatti.
“Enough is enough: Kavanaugh must withdraw now,” states the email. “Moving forward with Kavanaugh’s nomination at this point would be irresponsible and dangerous.”
By moving forward, Laguens says that sexual assault survivors will be made to feel that they do not matter.
“It tells survivors of sexual assault that they don’t matter,” says the email. “It tells the public that one man’s promotion matters more than the safety of multiple women. And it sends a message that partisan politics trumps not only fairness, but basic human compassion. Speak out now: This nomination is a disgrace. Brett Kavanaugh must withdraw.”
She adds: “[T]ogether, funneling our hurt and our anger into action, we’ll stop this nomination from going any further.”
Julie Swetnick claims that she attended as many as 10 parties in the early 1980s at which women were allegedly drugged with spiked drinks and then raped by scores of unnamed prep school boys. Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were allegedly “present” at these parties; Swetnick does not claim Kavanaugh assaulted her or participated in the gang rapes. She also claims this happened between 1980-1981 during which she would have been a college student. Kavanaugh would have been 15 or 16 at the time.
Swetnick’s credibility was seriously called into question by her ex-boyfriend, who informed reporters that he filed a restraining order against her in 2001 for issuing several threats against him and his family after their four-year relationship fell apart.