The White House released a statement from the nominee Sunday after the allegations in a New Yorker article in which a woman, Deborah Rodriguez, a former Yale classmate, alleged he exposed himself and thrust his penis in her face during a drunken dormitory party.
Republican lawmakers and the White House this weekend have cast doubt on Ford's allegations, citing others she said also were at the party in question saying they have no recollection of it.
In a statement provided by the White House, Kavanaugh said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple". Chuck Grassley, and asked that the new allegation be referred to the FBI for investigation.
"This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanagh", said Senator Mazie Hirono, of Hawaii.
Then she says another male student shouted to others about the incident: "Somebody yelled down the hall, 'Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie's face.' It was his full name".
But who will be asking the questions remains unresolved, the lawyers said.
Before President Trump's nominee can be approved for the vacant seat on the U.S. top court, he has to be approved by the 20-person Senate Judiciary Committee and then the whole Senate. Avenatti told The Associated Press that he will disclose his client's identity in the coming days and that she is prepared to testify before the committee, as well as provide names of corroborating witnesses.
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Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge, has denied the allegations and said he would be willing to testify. The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale, The New Yorker reported.
Ramirez has called on the FBI to investigate her claims, as have Democratic Senate lawmakers - who first learned about the accusations last week, along with Senior Republican staffers.
"I would think an FBI investigation would be warranted", she told The New Yorker. After days of relative restraint, Trump lashed out at Ford on Friday, contending that Ford's decision to wait before going public shows the incident probably was not "as bad as she says" - even if this runs counter to what experts say is the typical reaction of sexual assault victims afraid or embarrassed to report.
"In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty".
"This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man", said White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec. Ford's lawyers also added details for other witnesses they would like to be called, including two trauma experts; Republicans have so far declined to accommodate that request, the person said. They also compared the current controversy to the sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas by Anita Hill in 1991. The counsel said it was the committee's "non-negotiable" right to determine who would be allowed to testify.
Republicans on the Senate judiciary committee said they would investigate Ramirez's accusation. She said she was able to escape, but the Washington Post reported that she described the episode to a therapist in 2013 as a "rape attempt".
A spokesperson for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) asserted that some of the remaining conditions to be determined for Thursday's hearing are "non-negotiable". Instead of focusing on an improving economy, Republicans, especially those running in competitive suburban House districts, have grappled with the fallout of ongoing chaos in Washington, with Kavanaugh's stalled nomination just the latest exhibit.