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Brett Kavanaugh to Fox News: I'm 'not going anywhere'

Posted: 2:32 PM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 21:32:47Z

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he's "not going anywhere" despite the allegation of sexual assault from more than three decades ago that continues to threaten his confirmation.

"We're looking for a fair process where I can be heard and defend ... my integrity, my life long record ... of promoting dignity and equality for women, starting with the women who knew me when I was 14 years old," Kavanaugh said in an interview with Fox News' Martha MacCallum just days before both he and his accuser will answer questions about the alleged incident at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Kavanaugh added that he's not "going to let false accusations" force him to drop out.

"I want a fair process where I can defend my integrity," he said. "I know I'm telling the truth. I know my lifelong record. I'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process. I have faith in God and I have faith in the fairness of the American people."

Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually and physically assaulting her while they were both at a party during their high school years.

Ford's personal account spurred another woman, Deborah Ramirez, to share her own story allegedly involving Kavanaugh exposing himself while at a college party during his time at Yale.

Kavanaugh has denied all both allegations.

"This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen," Kavanaugh said in a statement on the latest accusation. "The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name -- and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building -- against these last-minute allegations."