Investigators in Maryland are reportedly looking into a sexual assault complaint from what could be a potential fourth woman to level a sexual misconduct allegation against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The Montgomery County Sentinel reported on Monday that Montgomery County investigators confirmed that they are “looking at allegations against Kavanaugh during his senior year in high school after an anonymous witness came forward this weekend.”
The Sentinel reports:
This would potentially bring the number to four women accusing Kavanaugh of wrongdoing and comes after Deborah Ramirez, a former Yale college student, stepped forward this weekend to accuse Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her in college, and after attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted out a message saying he represents a woman with “credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.”
In an email to Mike Davis, the chief counsel for nominations for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Avenatti said he had evidence that at house parties in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and his friend Judge and others plied women with alcohol and drugs, “In order to allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them.”
Investigators say it is unclear if Avenatti’s Sunday night tweet and email to the Senate Judiciary Committee is in regards to the same woman they’ve interviewed.
On Sunday, the White House released a statement in which Kavanaugh denied the new allegations by Ramirez: “This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name—and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building—against these last-minute allegations.”
President Trump has so far refused to order the FBI to investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Montgomery County’s Prosecuting Attorney John McCarthy confirmed this weekend that he would direct the Montgomery County Police Department to investigate any complaint brought against Kavanaugh, “But no complaint has been filed or forwarded to this office,” he explained.
Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said, “We are prepared to investigate if the victim wants to report to us, and we can determine it occurred in the county.”