Here's What Brett Kavanaugh's 3rd Accuser, Julie Swetnick, Alleges

A third woman has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and the allegations are devastating and disturbing.

The woman, Julie Swetnick, a Washington resident, is represented by lawyer Michael Avenatti, who revealed her identity on Twitter and posted her photograph. She first details what she says was Kavanaugh's excessive drinking and inappropriate conduct, which she says included "grinding" against girls and "making crude sexual comments to them".

The most explosive of Swetnick's allegations, though, is a claim that she witnessed efforts by Judge, Kavanaugh "and others to "target" particular girls" using spiked punch "so they could be taken advantage of". Ford and Kavanaugh are due to testify before the Judiciary Committee at a high-stakes hearing on Thursday ahead of a vote scheduled in the panel on Friday on his nomination.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Avenatti said he would not provide additional details about Swetnick's allegation, saying they want to see an FBI investigation.

Kavanaugh denied Wednesday's accusation, calling it "ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone" and adding that he doesn't know who Swetnick is.

While Kavanaugh has said that the calendars prove he did not attend a party where Ford was present they are not necessarily definitive.

Another woman claimed on Wednesday to have witnessed sexually abusive behaviour by US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and said she was gang-raped at a party in the early 1980s attended by the Supreme Court nominee.

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Photo released by lawyer Michael Avenatti with an image of Julie Swetnick who has submitted allegations about Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.

Swetnick alleged she became a victim of "one of these "gang" or "train" rapes".

Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to go public with an allegation against Kavanaugh, said Judge was present when she says Kavanaugh attacked her. Sometimes I had too many.

He has denied Ford's accusation as well as another from a former Yale University classmate, Deborah Ramirez, who said he exposed himself to her at a drunken party. She said she had been nearly raped by someone who was now a federal judge.

Both Ford and Kavanaugh will testify before the Judiciary Committee tomorrow.

"The longer this nomination sits out there the more you're going to get reckless allegations that have no basis in fact", he said. According to all four, she either named Kavanaugh as the assailant or described the attacker as a "federal judge". When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth. This is sworn hearsay by Ford's husband, her son's baseball coach, her friend, and her neighbor.

CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell asked Wilkinson to clarify that she and the Senate committee haven't received those documents from Ford's team. She said the two of them did not take "no" for an answer, her declaration states.

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