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Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick Has History Of Legal Disputes

Julie Swetnick, one of the women who publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, reportedly has been involved in at least six legal disputes over the past 25 years.

The cases include a personal injury lawsuit Swetnick filed in 1994 against the Washington, D.C., regional transit authority and a November 2000 suit filed by a former employer, who accused her of misstating her college and work history on her job application, according to court records reviewed by The Associated Press

Swetnick also was involved in a dispute that connects her to another Kavanaugh accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. Swetnick filed a sexual harassment complaint about a decade ago against her former employer, New York Life Insurance Co., and was represented by Katz, Marshall & Banks — the firm ofDebra Katz, the lawyer currently representing Ford, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Swetnick claimed that she was a victim of “gang rapes” at parties in high school frequented by Kavanaugh, her lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted Wednesday. He told AP that he “fully vetted” her before taking the claims public.

The FBI is launching a limited additional probe of claims against Kavanaugh but the White House has blocked it from investigating Swetnick’s allegations.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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