More Women Come Forward in Kavanaugh Hearings
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer for a third woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct says he won't agree to a Senate Judiciary Committee request to interview her immediately.
Michael Avenatti tells The Associated Press that his client won't consider the committee's request it agrees to his demand for an FBI investigation of the accusation. He says doing the interview today would be "ridiculous."
Avenatti represents Julie Swetnick. She's accusing the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s.
The lawyer says Swetnick wants to be treated like Kavanaugh's initial accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
Ford hasn't been interviewed by committee staff. She and Kavanaugh are scheduled to testify publicly before the panel Thursday.
Meanwhile, a former girlfriend of Mark Judge, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's high school friend, is willing to speak to the FBI and the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Elizabeth Rasor has said Judge told her that he and other teens took turns having sex with a drunken woman when they were in high school.
Rasor's attorney says in a letter obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press that her client would "welcome the opportunity to share this information."
Rasor met Judge in college and was in a relationship with him for about three years. She told The New Yorker that Judge told her he was ashamed of the incident.
Rasor's lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, says in the letter that her client's account in the story was accurate.
Judge and Kavanaugh have denied any misconduct.