She claims to have seen Kavanaugh “around the punch.”
Last week, Brett Kavanaugh’s third accuser, Julie Swetnick, swore under penalty of perjury that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge had repeatedly conspired to drug and rape girls at high school parties in the early 1980s. But in an interview with NBC aired Monday, Swetnick walked back her accusations of both the drugging and the raping, saying only that she had seen Kavanaugh near punch containers she believed to be spiked.
Swetnick’s original accusations, released last Wednesday in a sworn declaration through her attorney Michael Avenatti, contained the most breathless allegations of misconduct against Kavanaugh yet. She said that Kavanaugh had made efforts to “spike the punch at house parties I attended with drugs and grain alcohol so as to cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘no’” and “cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys.’”