Tuesday, October 2, 2018

In anonymous letter to Sen. Kamala Harris, woman says Kavanaugh groped her, slapped her, forced her to perform oral sex, and raped her in backseat of car

Kamala Harris
A woman states in an anonymous letter that Brett Kavanaugh forcibly kissed her, groped her, digitally penetrated her, slapped her, forced her to perform oral sex, and raped her multiple times in the backseat of a car, according to a Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) transcript released yesterday.

The transcript, which is embedded at the end of this post, is from an interview SJC staff members conducted with Kavanaugh on Sept. 26. Kavanaugh apparently had an unnamed attorney present on his end of the line during the interview.

Questions about the allegations of Julie Swetnick begin the interview. On page 10 of the transcript, a staff member pivots to an anonymous letter, where a woman says Kavanaugh and an unnamed friend gave her a ride home from a party -- with her in the passenger seat, Kavanaugh driving, and the friend in the back seat.

Kavanaugh interrupts the interview to state that he does not believe he has seen the letter. A staff member says the 2 1/2-page, handwritten letter was received at the office of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a member of the SJC, who forwarded it to the chairman and ranking member for "due diligence." A staff member reads the letter into the record during the interview:

Dear, Senator Grassley, et al.

The current situation regarding the accusations made by Dr. Ford against Brett Kavanaugh have prompted me to write you today. I have moved on with my life since he forced himself on me as well. The times were so different, and I didn't expect to be taken seriously, embarrass my family, be believed at all.

I was at a party with a friend. I had been drinking. She left with another boy, leaving me to find my own way home. Kavanaugh and a friend offered me a ride home. I don't know the other boy's name. I was in his car to go home. His friend was behind me in the backseat. Kavanaugh kissed me forcefully. I told him I only wanted a ride home. Kavanaugh continued to grope me over my clothes, forcing his kisses on me and putting his hand under my sweater. 'No,' I yelled at him.

The boy in the backseat reached around, putting his hand over my mouth and holding my arm to keep me in the car. I screamed into his hand. Kavanaugh continued his forcing himself on me. He pulled up my sweater and bra exposing my breasts, and reached into my panties, inserting his fingers into my vagina. My screams were silenced by the boy in the backseat covering my mouth and groping me as well.

Kavanaugh slapped me and told me to be quiet and forced me to perform oral sex on him. He climaxed in my mouth. They forced me to go into the backseat and took turns raping me several times each. They dropped me off two blocks from my home. 'No one will believe if you tell. Be a good girl,' he told me.

Watching what has happened to Anita Hill and Dr. Ford has me petrified to come forward in person or even provide my name. A group of white men, powerful senators who won't believe me, will come after me. Like Dr. Ford, I'm a teacher, I have an education, a family, a child, a home. I have credibility. Just because something happens a long time ago, because a rape victim doesn't want to personally come forward, does not mean something can't be true.

Jane Doe

Oceanside, California

When Kavanaugh is asked for a response to the letter, he replies:

Nothing -- the whole thing is ridiculous. Nothing ever -- anything like that, nothing. I mean, that's -- the whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn't happen, not anything close.

As this post is written, about 9 p.m. CDT on 10/1/18, The Daily Wire (TDW) appears to be one of only two news sites to publish a story about the transcript. The other is the Palmer Report, which provides a straightforward account.

The Daily Wire is a conservative news and opinion site, founded in 2015 by Ben Shapiro, and its treatment of the Kavanaugh-transcript hardly is a model of journalistic fairness. From the TDW report, by Amanda Prestigiacomo:

On Sunday evening, the Senate Judiciary Committee released the transcript of a telephone interview with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh given by Senate Democrats on Wednesday, the night before the hearing. The interview included questions regarding a highly dubious, nonspecific, anonymous accusation of rape received by the office of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). . . .

By bringing up the totally baseless and ambiguous accusation, the Democrats ensured that it would be on record to add to the cloud over the judge.

Andrew Kreig published a link to the transcript yesterday at The Justice-Integrity Project, plus a link to the Palmer Report articleand that is where we found it.

Where is this story headed? That's hard to say. Is the letter legitimate? Is the woman's story for real? Will the FBI look into it? Will the woman come forward?

This much seems clear: If the answer to the above questions is yes, Brett Kavanaugh might be in more trouble than anyone ever imagined.


Anonymous said...

This is a tough one at this point. No date or location of the alleged attack. But........what did Kavanaugh say...."is this the Colorado thing?" Answer was "No". So what is the Colorado thing? Also reference was made to now there are six allegations, by my count this makes four. So.......stay tuned??

legalschnauzer said...

@8:37 --

I wondered the same thing: What is the Colorado thing? Anybody know?

My count on the allegations is: (1) Ford; (2) Ramizrez; (3) Swetnick; (4) Anon about sex assault at boat house or boat ramp; (5) Another anon re: Montgomery Co., MD; (6) Anon from San Diego.

Some have more meat to them than others.

Anonymous said...

A rapist on the Supreme Court. What a comforting thought.

Anonymous said...

This reads like there was a mad man on the loose.

Anonymous said...

Was the person in the back seat Mark Judge? If so, and this story pans out, he's a rapist, too. No wonder he doesn't want to be questioned.

Rockford said...

The FBI should be able to track down this woman if they really want to.

Anonymous said...

the Colorado thing may be referencing the woman who said her daughter witnessed Kavanaugh roughing up and groping a woman, perhaps his date for the night, in 1998 in Washington DC outside a restaurant. The woman or her mother (who wrote the letter) one of them or both of them are from Colorado. The letter was received by Senator Gardner of Colorado.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Colorado.... Is Tim Gaudette, the past chair if Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, The same Timmy's House Gaudette,

legalschnauzer said...

@9:29 --

Thanks for your comment. I bet you are on target. I'm kind of like the SJC staff member, having a hard time keeping up with all the allegations.

Anonymous said...

I would bet my mortgage it was Mark Judge in the backseat.

Anonymous said...

But . . . but . . . what if it was "Squi" in the backseat?

Anonymous said...

PROOF. Still waiting for some real proof. Until then, I cannot say he is guilty. Suppose you, or a friend was accused of something that you/they did not do, but people jumped on the" he's guilty" wagon. Destroys marriages, families, friends, businesses,etc. Then years later, evidence confirms innocence. The life once had, cannot be put back together. I wish I knew the truth. Until then I cannot say this man is guilty. Too many holes in the women's stories. Snauzer, you should feel some pain for this man. It appears, from some of your writings, that you too, have been falsely accused. I wish we knew the truth !

legalschnauzer said...

@4:02 --

I don't have to "suppose" about the scenario you raise. I've lived it. I HAVE been accused of something I didn't do, there is absolute proof I didn't do it, I spent five months in jail because of it, and we were cheated out of home because of it. Plus, my mugshot -- for a civil matter where I did not engage in any wrongdoing -- is all over the Web. The facts and the law on my situation have been widely reported, but lots of folks shrug their shoulders. Thankfully, quite a few good folks have tried to help Carol and me recover, but we are a long way from getting there.

I know exactly what you are talking about, and mine definitely was a political hit -- not just maybe a political hit, as with Kavanaugh -- and an attack on the First Amendment. If you want to talk with someone who has been through exactly what you describe, give me a call -- (205) 381-5673.

Anonymous said...

From @4:02 to Snauzer. I've got a friend in Federal Prison. He has served 6 years of a 12 year sentence. Was offered 2 years if he would plead guilty. He is innocent. He would not plead guilty. He got cross ways with a former Alabama Governor, known as Bob. Strings were pulled, money was exchanged and now my friend will never be the same. Our system is not perfect. Not by a long shot and that is why I am so stubborn in convicting a person if there is no evidence. If your case ever went before a jury and there was proof ( as you say )of your innocence. I would "hang" a jury in a second. There are still some stubborn old fools like me left in this world. I cannot say the Judge is guilty of the accusations. PROOF is what I'm looking for.

legalschnauzer said...

@4:02 --

Are you talking about Gov. Bob Riley re: your friend? His son, Rob Riley, brought the bogus defamation lawsuit that caused me to unlawfully land in jail.

Mine wasn't even a criminal case, so innocence wasn't an issue. And Rob Riley did not seek any discovery or a jury trial -- even though defamation cases must be heard by a jury -- which says a lot about his stinker of a case.

Anonymous said...

Avenatti has yet another client describing seeing Kavanaugh spiking the punch at at least one party. She lives in Florida now so seems to be yet another woman with a story. Her affidavit seems to be very limited in scope, and states that she is not yet ready to tell all she knows.