Avenatti: Client who can back sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh prepared to take polygraph

Michael Avenatti told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday that his client is prepared to take a lie detector test to prove she can corroborate the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“My client is prepared to undergo a polygraph examination in further substantiation of her claims provided Mr. Kavanaugh likewise agrees to undergo an examination,” he said in an email to Mike Davis, the Judiciary Committee’s chief counsel for nominations, which he shared on Twitter.

In his Monday morning email to Davis, Avenatti said that while the results of polygraphs are not typically admissible in court, they are routinely used in the federal government for granting security clearances.


He then warned in a subsequent tweet that his client has previously worked within government agencies, including the Department of Justice, and has been granted multiple security clearances.

“The GOP and others better be very careful in trying to suggest that she is not credible,” he tweeted. 

Avenatti said he’s still waiting for an answer from the Judiciary Committee as to whether the committee has asked Kavanugh's former classmate Mark Judge to appear to testify and if not, why.

“Mr. Judge has detailed knowledge of the conduct of Mr. Kavanaugh and witnessed it firsthand,” he wrote. “In short, there is no excuse for the committee refusing to make a demand that he testify.”

Avenatti had announced on Sunday that he is representing a client with “credible information” regarding Kavanaugh and Judge.

Kavanaugh has now been accused of sexual misconduct by two women. Last week, Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh held her down on a bed and groped her at a high school party in the 1980s. 

Over the weekend, The New Yorker reported the committee is looking at new allegations of sexual misconduct from Kavanaugh’s college years. Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate, says Kavanaugh exposed himself in front of her and pushed his genitals in her face at a Yale dorm party.

Kavanaugh has denied the accusations.

“This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen,” he said. “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.”