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Avenatti says he has witnesses who can back sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, is calling for the Senate to hear testimony from unnamed witnesses he claims can corroborate new allegations of sexual misconduct involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Earlier on Sunday, Avenatti announced that he is representing a client with "credible information" regarding Kavanaugh and his former classmate, Mark Judge.
"I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge," Avenatti wrote on Twitter. "We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify."
"The nomination must be withdrawn," he added.
The lawyer shared another tweet shortly after that included a screenshot of an email he received from Mike Davis, the chief counsel for nominations for the Senate Judiciary Committee, calling him to "advise of this information immediately so that Senate investigators may promptly begin an inquiry."
Avenatti's response to the email was also included in the photo, to which he told Davis that he is "aware of significant evidence of multiple house parties in the Washington, D.C. area during the early 1980s, during which Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge and others would participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs to allow a 'train' of men to subsequently gang rape them."
"There are multiple witnesses that will corroborate these facts and each of them must be called to testify publicly," Avenatti continued, before going on to list several questions he advised Senate investigators to pose to Kavanaugh "without delay and provide the answers to the American people."
"Here are subsequent emails between me and Mr. Davis. It appears that (1) the Committee has an issue with this process being public and (2) the Committee wants to avoid Mr. Judge testifying or even requesting that he testify. Both are absolute necessities," Avenatti said in a second tweet.
Avenatti has not revealed the identity of the client.
His remarks arrive as Kavanaugh continues to face controversy surrounding sexual assault allegations brought by Christine Blasey Ford.
Last week, Ford told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her and attempted to remove her clothes while they were at a high school party in the 1980s. She also alleged that Judge was present in the room during the alleged incident. Kavanaugh and Judge have denied the allegations.
Avenatti's tweets also arrived the same day as an explosive report was published in The New Yorker stating that Senate Democrats are currently looking into a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh brought forth by a woman identified as Deborah Ramirez. Kavanaugh has also denied those claims.
Avenatti confirmed shortly after the report that the client he was referring to is not Ramirez.
Updated on Sept. 24 at 6:45 a.m.