As part of the coordinated smear campaign by Democrats and the liberal media against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a woman named Julie Swetnick — represented by the sleaziest of sleazy lawyers, Michael Avenatti — accused then-high-school-aged Kavanaugh of being involved in gang rapes at parties in the 1980s.
But in a recent interview with NBC News, Swetnick walked back the most explosive parts of her allegations against Kavanaugh.
NBC admitted they were unable to independently verify any details of Swetnick’s shifting account or obtain any witnesses. However, they still ran with the story anyway.
Walking back allegations
Swetnick and Avenatti had initially alleged that Swetnick had attended numerous high school parties in which she had witnessed Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge “spike” the “punch” to get vulnerable young girls drunk so they could be “‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys. 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 the room. These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.” Swetnick had further claimed that she herself had fallen victim to one such “gang” rape at a party where Kavanaugh was present.
However, her story on NBC Monday was markedly different from her sworn statement.
The accuser now says that she never actually witnessed Kavanaugh spiking the punch, but merely saw him standing near the punch containers. “I don’t know what he did. But I saw him by them,” she told NBC’s Kate Snow.
Asked if, as described in her statement, she had seen boys “standing in line” outside a room, Swetnick said, “Not in line, but definitely huddled by doors. And I didn’t understand what it could possibly be.”
Furthermore, she admitted that she had merely assumed “in hindsight” that the groups of boys, including Kavanaugh and Judge, that she’d claimed to see “huddled outside a door” had been awaiting their turn in a “gang rape,” calling it “too coincidental.”
Swetnick had also provided NBC with the names of four individuals who she claimed would vouch for her and verify her story, but that didn’t quite pan out either.
Of the four individuals named by Swetnick, NBC discovered that one of them was deceased, another claimed to not even know Swetnick and the other two failed to respond to NBC’s queries.
What that means is that there is no corroboration whatsoever for Swetnick’s already absurd and unbelievable claims, essentially rendering her allegation a dead issue.
Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh has been hit with allegations of wrongdoing ranging from the unlikely but plausible to the utterly outrageous and impossible, with Swetnick’s claims falling in the latter category.
Now that she has pretty much debunked her own claims against the nominee, it will be interesting to see if Democrats and the media still try to push the “gang rape ringleader” narrative or find something else to use as a cudgel against Kavanaugh.