Supreme Court nominee Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughOn The Money: Biden asks Congress to extend eviction ban with days until expiration | Economic growth rose to 6.5 percent annual rate in second quarter Biden calls on Congress to extend eviction ban with days until expiration An obscure Supreme Court ruling is a cautionary tale of federal power MORE’s freshman-year roommate is accusing Kavanaugh of lying under oath about his college drinking habits.

Jamie Roche, who shared a dorm with Kavanaugh at Yale, penned an op-ed for Slate in which he said Kavanaugh “baldly” lied under oath “without hesitation or reservation.”

“His willingness to lie to avoid embarrassment throws doubt on his denials about the larger questions of sexual assault,” Roche wrote in the op-ed.

Roche also told CNN Wednesday night that the Supreme Court nominee was “notably heavier in his drinking than other people” in college, and offered examples purporting to contradict Kavanaugh’s testimony.


“I didn’t socialize with Brett,” Roche told CNN. “But being in the same room where he slept, I saw him when he arrived at home regularly and I saw him in the morning.  And I can tell you that he would come home and he was incoherent, stumbling.”

“He would sometimes be singing,” Roche continued. “He would throw up.  And then in the morning would have a lot of trouble getting out of bed. … I saw him both what I would consider black out drunk and also dealing the repercussions of that in the morning.”

Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has been embroiled in controversy following the accusation of sexual assault from Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's and other misconduct allegations.

He testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that while he “likes beer,” that he never blacked out from drinking. The testimony has come under fire from a number of former classmates who have come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of misrepresenting his past drinking habits and other information.

A number of other women have come forward with misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, including Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate who says Kavanaugh shoved his genitals in her face during a college dorm party.

Roche wrote in his op-ed and told CNN that Ramirez, who is a friend, is a believable witness and not fabricating the story.

“There is zero chance that she is making up this story,” Roche said.

Roche also said he has not been contacted by the FBI for their reopened background investigation into Kavanaugh, though he would be willing to speak with them.