Kavanaugh calls third woman's accusations 'ridiculous'

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday blasted new allegations of misconduct against him, calling them "ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone."
 
"I don’t know who this is and this never happened," Kavanaugh said in a statement circulated by the White House.
 
Kavanaugh pushed back after a third woman came forward to accuse President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE's Supreme Court pick of misconduct stemming from his time in school in the early 1980s.
 
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A woman named Julie Swetnick came forward with a sworn declaration earlier Wednesday alleging that Kavanaugh was present for a "gang rape" of which she was a victim during a high school party in the 1980s.
 
Swetnick does not accuse Kavanaugh of attacking her but says in the declaration that he was present at a party where she was drugged with "Quaaludes or something similar" and attacked.
 
The declaration was released by Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Trump.
 
Swetnick is the third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s. The judge has denied all the allegations.
 
Kavanaugh and his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, are set to testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the allegations, which have threatened his chances of being confirmed to the high court.