A third woman has come forward with accusations of sexual assault against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, alleging that while in high school, Brett Kavanaugh and others spiked girls’ drinks at parties in order to gang rape them.
> Julie Swetnick's stunning claims, made on the eve of a Senate committee hearing for Kavanaugh and another accuser, came in an affidavit to a Senate staffer that was released by her lawyer. The White House had no immediate comment on Swetnick's allegations, which were signed under penalty of perjury.
> Swetnick, 55, identified herself as a resident of Washington, D.C., who has held multiple clearances for work done at the Treasury Department, U.S. Mint, IRS, State Department and Justice Department, among others.
According to the affidavit posted to Twitter by her attorney, Michael Avenatti, Swetnick claims she witnessed Kavanaugh and others spike the drinks of girls with grain alcohol and/or drugs during house parties in order to "cause girls to lose inhibitions and their ability to say 'No.' "
She claimed that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge spiked the drinks so the girls "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," Swetnick said.
> She also said in her affidavit sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee that in approximately 1982 "I became the victim of one of these 'gang' or 'train' rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present."
> "Shortly after the incident, I shared what had transpired with at least two other people," Swetnick said. "During the incident, I was incapacitated without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me., I believe I was drugged using Quaaludes or something similar placed in what I was drinking."
Swetnick said she told “at least two other people” about the alleged gang rape after it happened, which she said was sometime around 1982.
> A spokeswoman for Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in response to the affidavit, said, "This morning Michael Avenatti provided a declaration to the Judiciary Committee. Committee lawyers are in the process of reviewing it now."