An attorney representing Leland Ingham Keyser, a longtime friend of Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology professor who recently made public an accusation of decades-old sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said Friday evening that her client denies possessing any knowledge of the alleged incident.
In a statement obtained by Breitbart News, Keyser’s attorney, Howard Walsh, wrote, “Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.” According to the news outlet, Walsh confirmed that his client and Ford are “lifelong friend[s].”
As Breitbart News reported, two other individuals said to have knowledge of the incident – Kavanaugh’s high school friends, Mike Judge and Patrick J. Smyth – have also denied knowing anything about the recently publicized allegation.
White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec issued the following statement on Saturday evening’s revelation.
Statement from White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec on new information regarding Dr. Christine Ford’s allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh: pic.twitter.com/wbh82n6tKn — K.Pavlovic (@ksenijapavlovic) September 23, 2018
Dr Ford’s attorney to @NBCNews: “It’s not surprising that Ms Keyser has no recollection of the evening as they did not discuss it. It’s also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of consequence happened to her” pic.twitter.com/wD0EciQJpc
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 23, 2018