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 KavanaughDemocratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment January reminds us why courts matter — and the dangers of 'Trump judges' Planned Parenthood launches M campaign to back Democrats in 2020 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 Ann WarrenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE (Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisParnas pressure grows on Senate GOP Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE (Calif.) demanded Kavanaugh's impeachment from the bench.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' 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.