A writer who an unidentified woman claims was present when alleged Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her more than three decades ago has denied knowledge of the incident described in a letter that a Democratic senator is holding over the jurist's head.
But his own work to publicly deconstruct the Catholic school for children that the two of them attended in the 1980s will arouse glances. Mark Judge has written that Georgetown High School, in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, was the nest of a snake's sin where "alcoholism was rampant" and the customs of the church were ignored.
The woman, whose identity Senator Dianne Feinstein is guarding, allegedly stated in the mysterious letter that Kavanaugh, 17, kept her locked in a locked room while he covered his mouth and tried to force himself on her sexually.
His story includes an accusation that Kavanaugh and Judge, who had been drinking, turned up the volume of music in the room so that their shouts of protest would not be heard outside.
When telling the story, he managed to escape from the room. The judge insists that it never happened.
"It's absolutely crazy." I never saw Brett act that way, "Judge told The Weekly Standard on Friday.
He added that he had never seen the boys & # 39; rough houses & # 39; with her peers from other schools in ways that might have been negatively interpreted: "I do not remember any of that happening to the girls."
In a statement that the White House distributed earlier on the day after The New Yorker published the grisly charges in the letter, Kavanaugh said: "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation, I did not do this in high school or at any time & # 39;
Judge told Ronan Farrow of the magazine, famous as the journalistic voice of the #MeToo movement, that "I have no recollection of that."
It is clear that Kavanaugh and Judge were close at Georgetown Prep. They are photographed together with six of their school friends in a photo of the "beach week" of 1981 published on Facebook seven years ago.
The image of the haid touseled, the sunglasses and the biceps captures a teenage machismo of the early 80s that Judge would then put into words.
The senior yearbook included photos of him playing basketball, a sport he now trains in his free time. The team photo includes some of the same teenage friends.
The 2005 book by Judge & # 39; God and Man at Georgetown Prep & # 39; it's no longer available. But conservative writer George Weigel of the Kavanaugh Center for Ethics and Public Policy wrote that year that Judge freely admits that his own propensities for unbridled behavior (especially when fed with alcohol) made his school a circus secondary and (prolonged) college years & # 39;
A year later, in an essay on media bias, Judge wrote that he and Kavanaugh had been "instructed in graphic sex education, including abortion," a controversial tactic for Catholic Jesuits.
And that had "had a bachelor party for a teacher and there was a stripper present."
Donald Trump turned Kavanaugh into his second Supreme Court nominee, opening his life to the intense scrutiny of Democrats who want to hamper the president's chances of tilting the court politically to the right
Brettt Kavanaugh (on the right, pictured in his high school yearbook with an unidentified soccer teammate) is now a 53-year-old US Supreme Court nominee. He was 17 years old at the time a woman alleges that he tried to force himself sexually against her, an accusation that he categorically denies
FBI Request: Diane Feinstein has sent a letter she received to the Department of Justice. He reportedly referred to the behavior of Brett Kavanuagh's high school
"It was a place of combustion that was playing with fire, I argued in Internet articles from Frontpagemag.com to Spectator.org," recalled Judge, who checked the names of two conservative websites.
His other books include & # 39; A Tremor of Bliss: Sex, Catholicism and Rock n & # 39; Roll & # 39; and & # 39; Wasted: Tales of a Genx Drunk & # 39; The latter is a narrative of his experiences as an adolescent alcoholic and his path to recovery and sobriety.
Kavanaugh graduated in 1983 from Georgetown Prep, a Catholic school for children in the suburbs of Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
The judge did not respond to a request for comments by email on Friday night.
The accuser of Kavanaugh's teenage past says that the memory of the incident led her to seek psychological treatment. But she has not been publicly identified, so it is impossible for him to challenge her.
Feinstein, the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says she keeps her name secret to honor her wishes.
The tight-lipped Californian issued a cryptic statement on Thursday saying that the woman requested confidentiality, refused to give his opinion or insist on the matter, and I honored that decision.
Even when Feinstein announced that he had remitted the letter to the FBI, according to Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, another committee member, the woman's name was drafted, "which means no further investigation could be conducted."
The Washington Post reported Thursday night that the FBI delivered the senator's material to the White House instead of opening an investigation, and considered it an update to his background file.
Kavanaugh, who now trains women's basketball, was captain of her high school team team (front, center)
The Georgetown Prep yearbook showed a teenager Kavanaugh pulling hoops in his last high school basketball game
"When we received the information on the night of September 12, we included it as part of Judge Kavanaugh's background file, according to the standard process," an FBI official told the Post.
The woman reportedly sent her letter to Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo, her California congressman. Eshoo passed it to Feinstein, the highest ranking Democrat in the spiteful committee weighing Kavanaugh's nomination.
The New Yorker reported that it attended a high school near Georgetown Prep, a school whose alumni also include Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, the first candidate of President Donald Trump.
The chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said Friday that Thursday's vote next week to move Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate will be carried out as scheduled.
Republicans on the committee rushed on Thursday to gather a glowing open letter from 65 women who met Kavanaugh during his high school years and say he's always been a good person & # 39; The letter was revealed on Friday morning.
"During all the time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect," they wrote.
It was reported that the unidentified woman retained Debra Katz, a prominent Washington lawyer D.C. involved in the #MeToo movement.
The Republicans of the Judiciary Committee quickly launched a glowing open letter from 65 women who met Kavanaugh during his high school years and support him
"During the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character and integrity, in particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect." That was true when he was in high school, and He has remained faithful to this day. "
A signer, former Republican Party spokeswoman Virginia Hume, said on Twitter that she was asked to sign on Thursday.
Responding to the Democrats who speculated that the Republicans knew that the accusation would come to the surface and had prepared for it weeks before, Hume tweeted: This is absurd. I signed the letter. I found out last night.
Speculation about sexual misconduct The September surprise was rampant after it was seen by Debra Katz, a lawyer in Washington, DC, best known for representing women who make accusations # MeToo style # 39; against powerful men, who leaves the Capitol.
Multiple reports said he represented the unidentified woman, who would probably now be 53 years old. Katz has not responded to requests for comment.
Senators will vote soon if Judge Kavanaugh will become Judge Kavanaugh. Republicans in the Judiciary Committee want him seated in the Supreme Court when his next term begins on October 1.