The New Yorker reported a new accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday evening: that as a college freshman at Yale University, a drunken Kavanaugh “exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in [a female student’s] face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.”
The article, by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, comes hours after Christine Balsey Ford agreed to testify Thursday about an allegation that Kavanaugh groped her in high school.
Farrow and Mayer admit that Deborah Ramirez, the woman making the accusation, acknowledges being drunk at the party where she alleges the incident occurred, and that “her memories contained gaps.” They also note: “The New Yorker has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party.
The magazine contacted several dozen classmates of Ramirez and Kavanaugh regarding the incident.
However, a woman who described herself as Ramirez’s best friend at the time told the New Yorker that she never heard about the story: “I was never told this story by her, or by anyone else.