Elizabeth Rasor, a former girlfriend of Brett Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge, said on Wednesday that she was willing to speak with the FBI about her allegation that Judge told her about having group sex with a drunk woman in high school.
Christine Blasey Ford has alleged that Judge was in the room when Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in the early 1980s. Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, has also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in college.
A third woman, Julie Swetnick, came forward on Wednesday with accusations of sexual misconduct against both Kavanaugh and Judge that prompted renewed attention about Rasor’s allegation.
In a sworn declaration made public on Wednesday by the attorney Michael Avenatti, Swetnick said Kavanaugh and Judge engaged in “abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls” at house parties in high school in the early 1980s.
Swetnick, a 55-year-old Washington resident, accused Kavanaugh and Judge of helping the teenage girls “to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys” during the parties.
“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,” she said. “These boys included Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.”
Swetnick also alleged that Kavanaugh and Judge were present when she “became the victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes” at a party in 1982, during which she believes she was drugged with a sedative.
Kavanaugh has categorically denied all the accusations of misconduct against him. In a statement on Wednesday, he called Swetnick’s allegations “ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone.”
Rasor has said she is willing to speak with the FBI and testify before the Senate, according to a letter from Rasor’s lawyer to the Senate Judiciary Committee that was obtained by The Washington Post.
“Although Ms. Rasor does not welcome the unwanted attention that would inevitably result if she were to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, she believes that it is her duty as a citizen to tell the truth about what happened,” the letter says, according to The Post.
Rasor’s statement could increase pressure on Senate Republicans to call for an FBI investigation into the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh and subpoena Judge. Kavanaugh and Ford are set to testify before the committee on Thursday.
Rasor, who met Judge at Catholic University and dated him for three years, said in an interview with The New Yorker last week that Judge once told her that he and other boys took turns having sex with a drunk woman during high school. Rasor said Judge appeared to believe the encounter was consensual.
Rasor said she reached out to the magazine after Judge publicly denied engaging in any sexual misconduct during his years at Georgetown Preparatory School and called Ford’s allegation “absolutely nuts.”
“I can’t stand by and watch him lie,” Rasor told The New Yorker of Judge.