NYT: Kavanaugh has calendars from 1982 that could negate assault allegations

NYT: Kavanaugh has calendars from 1982 that could negate assault allegations
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Brett Kavanaugh has located his personal calendars from the summer of 1982, and they could be used to exonerate him of accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford, the New York Times reported Sunday.

Kavanaugh plans to hand the documentation over to the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.

What’s on the calendars?

The calendars reportedly do not list a party mentioned by Ford in her accusation.
Kavanaugh’s team has admitted they do not disprove anything. For example, he could have attended a party that is not listed. But his team will argue to senators that they also offer no proof of her claim that he allegedly pinned her to a bed and attempted to remove her clothing, the report notes.

The New York Times stated it examined the calendar pages from June, July and August of 1982, which detail that Kavanaugh was for most of the summer either out of town, at the beach or away with his parents. Included on the calendars are “basketball games, movie outings, football workouts and college interviews.”

A few parties are listed but do not show names of friends mentioned by Blasey, the report stated.

Senators are trying to confirm or deny Blasey’s account of the alleged sexual assault. She has said she cannot recall the exact day or location, but believes it was in the summer of 1982. Blasey has also said she was wearing a bathing suit with other clothing on top of it.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Kavanaugh and Blasey are scheduled to testify before the Judiciary Committee on Thursday, which is considering whether to endorse his Supreme Court nomination. The New York Times called it a “public test of credibility.”

Blasey’s sexual assault allegation is slowing down what was seemed to be a swift path to confirmation for Kavanaugh.

How old were they back then?

At the time of the alleged assault, Blasey would have been 15 and Kavanaugh, 17.

Back then, Kavanaugh was a student at the all-boys Georgetown Preparatory School, and Blasey was attending the the all-girls Holton-Arms School. Students from the two private schools in the Maryland suburbs sometimes socialized together, the report notes.

Kavanaugh’s advisers have said Blasey’s account of what happened will not be challenged, but they will argue it was not him, the report stated.