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Michael Avenatti's secret Kavanaugh accuser reveals herself

Michael Avenatti, speaking to reporters Monday as he leaves the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, is representing Julie Swetnick, who alleged that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attended house parties that included gang rapes in the early 1980s. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The formerly anonymous third Kavanaugh accuser, represented by Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti, has now come forward with her name and her story.

What did the accuser say about Kavanaugh?

In a formal declaration provided by Avenatti via Twitter on Wednesday, Kavanaugh's latest accuser identified herself as Julie Swetnick, a Washington, D.C., resident. According to her testimony, Swetnick has active clearances with the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Mint, and the IRS.

Swetnick alleges that she knew Kavanuagh during the 1980s and “attended well over ten house parties in the Washington, D.C. area during the years 1981-1983 where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present."

At these parties, according to Swetnick, Kavanaugh engaged in “abusive and physically aggressive behavior towards girls, including pressing girls against him without their consent, 'grinding' against girls, and attempting to remove or shift girls' clothing to expose private body parts.” She also accused him of “making crude sexual comments” toward women and of being a “mean drunk."

Swetnick disputes Kavanaugh's version of himself in high school, claiming that she witnessed him “consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the early 1980s.”

The most serious claims brought by Swetnick involve Kavanaugh allegedly spiking punch at parties in order to make women less inhibited, and organizing gang rapes. Swetnick attests that she was the victim in one of these gang rapes in 1982, after being drugged by something placed in her drink. She identified Kavanaugh as being “present” at that time of her rape.

“During the incident,” Swetnick said, “I was incapacitated without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me.”

While Swetnick alleges that Kavanaugh was present, she does not specify that he participated in the gang rape. Nor does she allege that Kavanaugh ever sexually assaulted her in any other instance. Avenatti told MSNBC that Swetnick was “100 percent absolutely” ready to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“During an interview Wednesday on ABC'S "The View," Avenatti was asked to clarify what his client was alleging that Kavanaugh had done to her specifically. He declined to elaborate, instead saying that all the information was “laid out in detail in the declaration.”

Avenatti also posted a picture Swetnick, calling her “courageous, brave and honest” and asking people to respect her privacy.

What else?

This identification also debunks the amusing, yet always highly unlikely theory that Avenatti had been duped by a poster on 4Chan who had posed as a Kavanaugh accuser and that he was not representing an actual woman.

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