Kavanaugh Accused by Second Woman of Sexual Misconduct
The New Yorker reported late on Sunday on the accusations of Deborah Ramirez, a former student at Yale University, where Kavanaugh also studied.
Ramirez, now 53, claims that during a drunken dormitory party in the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh exposed himself to her, "thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away."
Ramirez explains that she conveyed the accusations against Kavanagh through a civil-rights lawyer, after carefully putting together her memories and consulting her attorney about what happened.
The woman, who went on to work for an organization that supports victims of domestic violence, says that she was at first hesitant to speak about her experience publicly, in part because she had memory gaps over the alleged incident due to the alchohol.
She said that the dorm-room party at the suite at Lawrance Hall, part of the Old Campus at Yale, saw several students take part in a drinking game, which at one point involved a plastic penis toy.
The woman, who says that she was raised a devout Roman Catholic, remembers at one point ending up on the floor, in a foggy state of mind, where she was slurring her words.
"I remember a penis being in front of my face," she recalled. "I knew that's not what I wanted, even in that state of mind."
At first she thought "that's not a real penis," but the other students laughed at her confusion and encouraged her to "kiss it." She pushed the person away, touching it in the process.
"I wasn't going to touch a penis until I was married," she said. "I was embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated."
She alleges that it was Kavanaugh standing to her side and laughing as he pulled up his pants. Another person yelled out "Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie's face," she continued.
"It was his full name. I don't think it was just 'Brett.' And I remember hearing and being mortified that this was out there," Ramirez claimed.
While she admits that there are significant gaps in her memory from the evening, she says that she is "confident about the pants coming up, and I'm confident about Brett being there."
Ramirez is now calling the F.B.I. to investigate what role the Supreme Court nominee played in the alleged sexual misconduct.
"I would think an F.B.I. investigation would be warranted," she said.