Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale suitemate, Kenneth Appold, has come forward to put his name to his account of trying and failing to give the FBI pertinent corroborating information on Deborah Ramirez’s allegation.
In a Wednesday New Yorker report, Appold said that he recalls with clarity hearing about Kavanaugh allegedly exposing himself to Ramirez very soon after it allegedly occurred.
“I can corroborate Debbie’s account,” he told the New Yorker. “I believe her, because it matches the same story I heard thirty-five years ago, although the two of us have never talked.”
Appold said that he reached out to the FBI but was met with silence, ultimately submitting his testimony through the agency’s internet portal.
Per the New Yorker, Appold is not the only former acquaintance of Kavanaugh’s to be stymied during the FBI investigation process.
A former Yale classmate, Stephen Kantrowitz, said of Kavanaugh’s freshman dorm: “No one who lived in Lawrance Hall (so far as I know) has been contacted by the FBI. What a charade.”
According to the New Yorker, two unnamed Georgetown Prep classmates submitted sworn statements to the FBI and Senate Judiciary Committee.
One of them went to his local FBI field office, but was turned away and never heard back. That classmate in particular disputes Kavanaugh’s allegations about his sobriety and sexual innocence at the time.
Per the New Yorker, an alumna of a high school close to Georgetown Prep named Angela Walker also submitted a statement in which she recalls being warned not to go upstairs where the bedrooms are at parties with Georgetown Prep boys, since it could be “dangerous.”