Published: Tue, September 25, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Second woman comes forward, accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Second woman comes forward, accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Ford, now a California-based university professor, says Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and tried to undress her when they were at a party in their school years.

In the Fox News interview on "The Story with Martha MacCallum", Kavanaugh said he's never done what he's being accused of - to anyone.

Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dormitory party in the 1983-1984 academic year.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh said he believes that the woman accusing him of sexual assault may have been a victim of such an act "at some point" in her life, but said he didn't do it.

Republicans are up in arms about the sexual assault allegations now dogging Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and no one is more infuriated than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"All I'm asking for is fairness and that I be heard in this process", Kavanaugh said early in the interview, a theme he would repeat several times to emphasize what he was looking for during this unexpected add-on part of his Senate confirmation process to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"There's a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate but I am with Judge Kavanaugh", Trump said in NY.

Kavanaugh used the secure environment of a Fox News interview broadcast on Monday to launch the counter-attack, portraying himself as a lifelong campaigner for women's equality.

"I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process".

The White House remained firmly behind Kavanaugh Monday and planned an aggressive defense, said a White House official not authorized to speak publicly, who stressed the lack of corroborating evidence.

Watch @MarthaMacCallum's full interview with Judge Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley tonight on Fox News Channel at 7p ET. That is the kind of judge I will always be. NPR claims that Barrett and Kavanaugh were Trump's two final picks, but Vox reported that Trump wants his Supreme Court nominee to have a degree from Harvard or Yale, and Barrett attended Notre Dame Law School. "I've never sexually assaulted anyone".

"I think he's got an outstanding record, very smart, top-of-the-line education, the best student no matter where he went and honestly the best character, unless she can prove otherwise, and we're going to give her a chance to do that", Trump told host Geraldo Rivera in an interview conducted Sunday.

Mr Trump, at the United Nations for his second General Assembly meeting, called the allegations unfair and unsubstantiated, made by accusers who come "out of the woodwork". And we have a number of individuals in the Yale community saying that this was known and discussed before Dr. Ford's allegation came to light. But she also said she was initially unsure it was he, citing "gaps" in her memory, and witnesses she named also reportedly have not backed her up.

Even before the latest turns, the carefully negotiated hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee with Kavanaugh and Ford carried echoes of the Anita Hill hearings in 1991.

Kavanaugh has denied her accusation.

"I don't see any reason why he shouldn't be", Hatch said of Kavanaugh being confirmed.

The controversy over Kavanaugh is unfolding just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault. "In my opinion, it's totally political".

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