Avenatti says third Kavanaugh accuser willing to undergo polygraph if he does


Attorney Michael Avenatti said late on Wednesday that his client Julie Swetnick is willing to take a polygraph test if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh agrees to take one as well. 

“She has not taken one yet,” Avenatti told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball and Jamal Simmons. 

“She is absolutely willing to take a polygraph examination provided that Brett Kavanaugh also agrees to take a polygraph examination, and provided that the results of both of those would be independently reviewed by an expert, and released to the American public,” he continued. 

“So provided that he’ll take one, she is more than prepared to take one, she is more than prepared to take one,” he said. 

Avenatti’s comments came hours after he released Swetnick’s identity. 

Swetnick accused Kavanaugh of being present for a “gang rape” of which she was a victim in the 1980s. 

Kavanaugh has also been accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez in separate instances. 

Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her during their time at neighboring high schools outside of Washington in the 1980s, took a polygraph test in Maryland early last month. 

Her lawyers released the results of the examination on Wednesday, in which examiners said there was “no deception indicated.” 

Ford and Kavanaugh are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. 

— Julia Manchester

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