CNN chief legal analyst Jeffery Toobin on Tuesday called Michael Avenatti's behavior on teasing another allegation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "really irresponsible".
She said she saw Kavanaugh behave as a "mean drunk" at the parties and witnessed the "fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent".
Avenatti, who also represents the adult film star Stormy Daniels, said in a tweet Sunday that he had a new client with "credible information" regarding Kavanaugh and his friend from high school, Mark Judge.
So too is Kavanaugh, who denies all the allegations.
With his future and reputation on the line, Kavanaugh stepped up his defense, saying "I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever". In an affidavit posted online on September 26 by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, Julie accused President Donald Trump " s pick for the Supreme Court of spiking girls" drinks in the 1980s. Ramirez's claims, which were reported in the New Yorker, date to her time as an undergraduate at Yale University, when Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her at a party in a college dorm.
Kavanaugh has denied both Ramirez's and Ford's allegations.
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She does not say Kavanaugh participated in the alleged rape or what, if any, role he played, nor does she say where the alleged episode took place.
After Avenatti shared the allegations, a spokesman for the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed they were looking in to the claims.
The Kavanaugh confirmation fight comes just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault. Kavanaugh will testify after Ford, although at this writing it's not clear that Ford will actually show up for the hearing.
In a statement, Kavanaugh said, "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".
None of the claimed witnesses Ford named have corroborated her story. She also claimed that the two would "spike" the punch with quaaludes at the parties.