Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies Oceanside woman's claims he sexually assaulted her

Posted at 6:22 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 11:26:50-04

(KGTV) - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied that he and a friend sexually assaulted an Oceanside woman, who made the claims in a letter sent to state Sen. Kamala Harris’ San Diego office.

The San Diego Union-Tribune first reported the undated letter, which was signed “Jane Doe, Oceanside, California,” was sent to Harris’ office two weeks ago. The letter was labeled “urgent" and did not have a return address.

The woman did not say when or where the alleged incident happened, but she wrote that Kavanaugh and a friend gave her a ride home from a party and then assaulted her. She said she did not immediately report what happened because “times were so different, and I didn’t expect to be taken seriously, embarrass my family, be believed at all.”

In the woman’s letter, she claims she “only wanted a ride home” from a party but Kavanaugh forced himself on her in his car. She also claims a male in the back seat had put his hand over her mouth as the alleged incident unfolded.

The woman claimed Kavanaugh told her, “No one will believe if you tell. Be a good girl,” after she was dropped off.

Kavanaugh, according to the newspaper, was asked about the Oceanside woman’s allegations the day before his Sept. 27 appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The full letter was included in a transcript released by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh was interviewed about the accusations, and his responses were also in the transcript.

When asked about the letter’s details, Kavanaugh denied the woman’s claims and called the matter “ridiculous.” He also said, “The whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn’t happen, not anything close.”

Kavanaugh did not object to the public release of the transcript.