Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing a new accusation of unwanted sexual contact from a male classmate at Yale University who says he witnessed Kavanaugh commit sexual misconduct against another female student at a party while in college.
The New York Times reported Saturday that the latest allegation was reported to the FBI during Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process last year but was not investigated by the FBI.
According to the classmate, D.C.-based nonprofit owner Max Stier, Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party before other students pushed his genitals into the hand of a female student, apparently without her consent.
According to the outlet, Stier said he “saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student.”
He did not speak publicly about the story, according to the Times, but two U.S. officials reportedly corroborated his account to the FBI with the newspaper.
Stier’s story echoes that of Deborah Ramirez, who came forward during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process alleging that he had pulled down his pants and thrust his penis at her during another party, reports The New York Times.
During his Senate testimony, Kavanaugh, who has denied the sexual misconduct allegations against him, said that if Ramirez’s story were true, it would have been “the talk of campus.” The Times cites several people who had indeed heard of the incident, with two classmates saying they had heard about it from fellow classmates just days after the party occurred.
The Hill notes:
The allegation is the latest to be made public in a list of accusations of unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault that Kavanaugh has faced since he was first nominated to the Supreme Court by President Trump.
Despite a tumultuous confirmation process culminating in emotional testimony from both Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, he was eventually confirmed to the court in a narrow Senate vote.
Kavanaugh has denied all of the allegations that he has faced.