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Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick Says He Was ‘Very Mean Drunk’

(JTA) — Julie Swetnick, who last week became the third woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as a high schooler, called him a “very aggressive, very sloppy drunk — very mean drunk.”

Swetnick, who is Jewish, discussed her experiences with Kavanaugh in the early 1980s during an interview on Monday night with Kate Snow of NBC News.

“He was very aggressive — very sloppy drunk, very mean drunk. I saw him — go up to girls and paw on them, try to, you know, get a little too handsy, touching them in private parts. I saw him try to shift clothing,” she told Snow.

She said she was attacked around 1982 after feeling ill, being “shoved into a room” and then being raped by more than one man.

“My body was violated My soul was broken … I felt like somebody took me and basically said, ‘You’re worthless. You are nothing to us. You are disposable,’” she told Snow.

Swetnick, 55, said Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were in the same part of the house earlier that evening but she cannot be sure if they were involved in the attack. She said that she heard the two of them talking and laughing while she was being raped, however.

Swetnick said she told her mother and a police officer about the attack after it occurred, but both are now deceased.  NBC News filed a public records request for related documents, but local officials said a response could take up to 30 days.

Swetnick said she came forward after Christine Blasey Ford told her story in a Washington Post article on September 16. Kavanaugh has called her story “nonsense” and a “farce.”


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