New York Times issues correction on Kavanaugh story

The New York Times on Monday added a correction to a report accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGOP Sen. Braun says abortion laws should be left up to states Neil Gorsuch's terrifying paragraph GOP infighting takes stupid to a whole new level MORE of sexual misconduct.

The correction notes that friends of the woman allegedly involved in the incident with Kavanaugh during college say she does not recall it.

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The Times in the story published Saturday reported a former classmate of Kavanaugh's named Max Stier said he witnessed the now-justice expose himself and force a female classmate to touch his penis at a dorm party. The Times said it corroborated the story with two other officials who had heard the same report from Stier.

However, the woman involved in the alleged incident did not speak to the Times and, according to the correction, her friends say she does not recall that it happened.

Following the weekend report, multiple Democratic presidential candidates including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenRegulators investigating financing of Trump's new media company Warren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress MORE (Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCDFIs have proven they're the right tool to help small business, let's give them what they need to do the job The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Omicron tests vaccines; Bob Dole dies at 98 Biden cannot allow his domestic fumbles to transfer to the world stage MORE (Calif.) demanded Kavanaugh's impeachment from the bench.

President TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE, who nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, defended him, tweeting, "Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel."

Trump also noted the story correction on Monday morning, tweeting: "DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE WILL DO OR SAY. They are looking to destroy, and influence his opinions — but played the game badly. They should be sued!"

Kavanaugh did not speak to the Times about the allegation. He denied a previous claim of sexual assault last year during his confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice. In that incident, the woman involved, Christine Blasey Ford, testified before Congress about the allegation.

Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, last year accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself and forcing her to touch him during their freshman year at Yale during the 1983-84 school year. A third woman, Julie Swetnick, accused Kavanaugh of being part of a group that planned gang rapes of young women at house parties while in high school. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations.

The new allegation regarding an unnamed woman stems from an upcoming book titled "The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation" by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly.

Updated at 9:46 a.m.