Mark Judge, the friend to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, released a statement denying the "bizarre" allegations of sexual harassment that allegedly occurred 35 years ago.
"I would remember actions so outlandish"
Judge sent a signed letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the same committee. The letter outlined several bullet points in response to allegations from Julie Swetnick.
"The allegations in the Swetnick affidavit are so bizarre that, even while suffering from my addiction," Judge said, "I would remember actions so outlandish. I categorically deny them."
"I do not recall attending parties during 1981-1983 when I fondled or grabbed women in an aggressive or unwanted manner," he added.
"I have never spiked punch to get anyone drunk or disoriented," he continued. "Nor have I witnessed Brett Kavanaugh spike punch."
Judge added that he had never participated in a "gang rape" of any woman, including Swetnick, and said he would cooperate with law enforcement investigating the allegations.
"She is courageous, brave and honest"
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film worker Stormy Daniels, revealed the details of the the salacious accusations from Julie Swetnick on Wednesday.
Here is a picture of my client Julie Swetnick. She is courageous, brave and honest. We ask that her privacy and tha… https://t.co/EBdh6Rzbjo— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti)1537973077.0
On Friday a deal was struck to pass Kavanaugh's confirmation through the Senate Judiciary Committee on the basis that there would be an FBI investigation into the accusations against the nominee for a period of one week. Ostensibly, this investigation would include the Swetnick allegations.
Here's MSNBC's background video on Mark Judge:
Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz was unimpressed with the affidavit of Swetnick's accusations.
“That affidavit is so deeply flawed and so open-ended that any good lawyer, any good defense attorney would be able to tear that apart in 30 seconds,” said Dershowitz on Fox News.
“It’s an embarrassment to the law that anybody would file an affidavit like that filled with hearsay," he concluded.