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Second Allegation of Sexual Misconduct Against Brett Kavanaugh Surfaces in New Yorker Article

Sep 23, 2018  •  Post A Comment

“As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh,” report Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer on the website of the New Yorker magazine on Sunday night.

The article says “The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale University.”

The report adds, “The woman at the center of the story, Deborah Ramirez, who is fifty-three, attended Yale with Kavanaugh, where she studied sociology and psychology. Later, she spent years working for an organization that supports victims of domestic violence.  The New Yorker  contacted Ramirez after learning of her possible involvement in an incident involving Kavanaugh. The allegation was conveyed to Democratic senators by a civil-rights lawyer. For Ramirez, the sudden attention has been unwelcome, and prompted difficult choices. She was at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident. In her initial conversations with the New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the alleged incident with certainty. After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away. Ramirez is now calling for the F.B.I. to investigate Kavanaugh’s role in the incident. “I would think an F.B.I. investigation would be warranted,” she said.

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  1. These last minute accusations are going to do more damage than good for #MeToo. Coming in this way at the last minute, with no substantive evidence or pattern, like Cosby, will cause men to start avoiding situations where they are alone with women. My manager, this morning, told everyone that there are to be no one-on-one meetings between any employees anymore in private offices. All such meetings are now to be in conference rooms with windows. Companies are going to start looking for ways to protect themselves from being involved in these situations with potential legal liabilities.

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