Third Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick Elaborates On Allegations

October 2, 2018 8:49 a.m.

Julie Swetnick, the third accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, elaborated Monday night on her allegations stemming from high school parties she attended with him.

“He was a very aggressive, very sloppy, mean drunk,” Swetnick said in an interview with NBC News. “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.

“I saw him push girls up against walls,” she continued. “He would pretend to stumble into them. He would push his body against them, grope them.”

She said that he never saw him or his accused accomplice in a separate alleged sexual assault, Mark Judge, actively spiking drinks or participating in gang rapes — two actions she said occurred at the parties and she believes they took part in — but says she saw Kavanaugh give women many cups of the punch and saw Kavanaugh and Judge congregated outside rooms, where she believes they took turns violating incapacitated women.

In her original statement, she said both that she “became aware” that Judge and Kavanaugh were spiking the drinks and also that she “witnessed efforts” by the two to render women at the parties inebriated.

During the NBC interview, Swetnick says that she herself was a victim of drugging and a subsequent gang rape at one of those parties. She can’t guarantee that Kavanaugh was one of her alleged assailants, but says she saw him and Judge hanging out and laughing with other boys in the room when she began to feel disoriented.

Swetnick claims that after the attack, she told her mother and the Montgomery County police. NBC has reportedly requested police records.

Watch part of the interview here:

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