Brett Kavanaugh was dramatically accused Wednesday of drugging a high school girl and taking part in a gang rape.
Julie Swetnick, his new accuser, released a sworn statement through her attorney Michael Avenatti saying that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were there as she was abused by a ‘train’ of teenage boys.
She said she was drugged ‘using Quaaludes or something similar’ which had been put in her drink – and that Kavanaugh and his friends would spike ‘punch’ at parties with grain alcohol or drugs to ’cause girls to lose inhibitions and their ability to say ‘No’.’
Swetnick, 55, who says she has worked for the State Department and other government agencies including Homeland Security, accused Kavanaugh of being part of a group of boys abusing her.
‘In approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of those ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present,’ she said in the statement.
‘During the incident, I was incapacitated without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me.’
Judge is the other student Christine Blasey Ford says was present when Kavanaugh jumped on top of her and tried to remove her clothes.
At the time of the allegation Swetnick would have been a student at the University of Maryland, having graduated high school in 1980.
The testimony is a fresh blow to Kavanaugh, already accused of two sexual assaults by named women – Christine Blasey Ford, who claims Kavanaugh groped her and covered her mouth at a high school party, and Debbie Ramirez, who claims he exposed himself to her at a Yale dorm party.
Kavanaugh denies the charges by all three women – and called the latest from ‘the Twilight zone’, while Donald Trump accused Avenatti of being a ‘low-life’ who brought false accusations.

Brett Kavanaugh 5“This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone, ‘I don’t know who this is and this never happened,” Brett Kavanaugh said in statement released by White House after the bombshell of the Swetnick complaint on Wednesday

Her statement was delivered by Avenatti 24 hours before a dramatic day of testimony Thursday at which first Ford and then the nominee will be questioned by a prosecutor hired by the all-male Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans.

Timeline of events so far

In a series of other developments Wednesday:
Ford’s attorneys published lie-detector test results which show she passed, but that she is refusing to hand over notes from her therapist.

Kavanaugh released his opening statement for the hearing in which he will admit he drank in high school and say he was ‘not perfect’ but once again say he has never committed sexual assault.

he Senate Judiciary Committee released his calendars from 1982 which he will point to as proof that he was not an attempted rapist.

Democrats on the committee demanded he step aside unless Trump agrees to order an FBI investigation.

A poll showed a plurality of Americans now believe Ford over Kavanaugh, but that 46 per cent of people are undecided.

Republicans were unable to guarantee they had the votes to get Kavanaugh confirmed amid fears two female GOP senators may not vote for him and Arizona’s Jeff Flake may also vote him down.

Trump said they should have pushed the nomination through before Ford went public and refused to answer when asked if the women were liars.

Protests hit the Capitol again, led by actress Alyssa Milano.

The veteran sex crimes prosecutor who will question Ford was named as being from Arizona’s Maricopa County, meaning she had worked to prosecute cases brought by controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio’s department.

The White House released a letter from 60 people who knew Kavanaugh in high school and never witnessed anything that ‘even approaches’ what is alleged. They also say they never recall meeting someone named Julie Swetnick.

Avenatti, who also represents Trump tormentor, porn star Stormy Daniels, at the beginning of the week had promised a new accuser on Wednesday.
He tweeted that her testimony showed why there had to be an FBI investigation.
Kavanaugh denied the new bombshell charges. ‘This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone,’ he said in a statement released by the White House.
‘I don’t know who this is and this never happened,’ he said.
In the wake of deflected attacks on Swetnick’s attorney by a host of Republicans, including Donald Trump, Senators like Lindsey Graham and Kavanaugh lawyer, Beth Wilkinson, Avenatti on NBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell show on Wednesday night, threw down a challenge; ‘ If Brett Kavanaugh’s attorney [Wilkinson], wants to interrogate my client for eight hours, under oath, we are willing to go through with that request, as long as [Avenatti], get the opportunity to do the same with her client.’
Earlier on Wednesday president Trump immediately entered the fray to defend his on-the-ropes nominee, attacking Avenatti on Twitter as a ‘total low-life!’

Julie Swetnick’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Donald Trump 3.JPGPresident Donald Trump at a press conference in New York on Wednesday, said the Kavanaugh nomination should have been pushed through sooner, and attacked perennial legal nemesis and Swetnick lawyer Michael Avenatti as a ‘total low-life’
‘Avenatti is a third-rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations, like he did on me and like he is now doing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He is just looking for attention and doesn’t want people to look at his past record and relationships – a total low-life!’ Trump wrote.
Trump was referencing his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels, who accuses Trump of a sexual affair, and who Trump has admitted providing reimbursements for a $130,000 payment she received from his former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Swetnick says she was a student at Gaithersburg High School, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, which is close to Bethesda, where Kavanaugh attended the elite Catholic Georgetown Preparatory School.