Adding to a growing list of complaints, the Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating an anonymous allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh physically assaulted a woman while drunk in 1998.
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado received the unsigned complaint that details a drunken D.C. night, he said in a statement late Wednesday night.
The letter was delivered on Monday, at which point his staff turned it over to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol) they were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh, shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually,” the writer said. “There were at least four witnesses including my daughter.”
Republican Senate investigators have reportedly spoken to Kavanaugh about the allegations on a call.
He denied the claims, according to a transcript released by the Senate Judiciary Committee, after asking for a description of the alleged victim.
“We’re dealing with an anonymous letter about an anonymous person and an anonymous friend,” he said. “It’s ridiculous. Total twilight zone. And no, I’ve never done anything like that.”
Kavanaugh faces a series of allegations, including attempted rape during high school and exposing himself to a classmate at Yale. On Wednesday, a third woman came forward, claiming that the future judge was present during house parties where gang rapes were common.
“In approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present,” Julie Swetnick wrote in a sworn statement.
“During the incident, I was incapacitated without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me. I believe I was drugged using Quaaludes or something similar placed in what I was drinking.”
She also said that Kavanaugh frequently got drunk and turned “physically aggressive” toward girls, “grinding” against them, “demeaning” them verbally and “attempting to remove or shift (their) clothing.”
“I also witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys,” Swetnick said in her statement.
“I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties, waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside a room. These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.”
Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of misconduct.