Kavanaugh witness Mark Judge waits out firestorm at Delaware beach house

Kavanaugh witness Mark Judge waits out firestorm at Delaware beach house
© Greg Nash

Mark Judge, the man named as a witness to an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the 1980s, is waiting out the media firestorm at his Delaware beach house, The Washington Post reported

Judge has been staying there since Christine Blasey Ford last week named him as the other person in the room when she says Kavanaugh pinned her down and groped her over her clothes at a high school party. 

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Ford and a growing number of Democrats have called for Judge to testify, though he said in a statement last week that he does not want to appear because he does not recall the incident.

Judge's lawyer, Barbara VanGelder, told the Post that she advised her client to leave the D.C. area because the media attention was getting too intense.

“I told him to leave town," VanGelder told the newspaper. "He is being hounded. He is a recovering alcoholic and is under unbelievable stress. He needed for his own health to get out of this toxic environment and take care of himself.” 

Judge, a conservative writer, has come under intense scrutiny over some of the works he has published. In particular, he wrote a book called "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk" in which he describes a culture of blackout drinking and heavy partying during his teenage years, when he was friends with Kavanaugh. 

Ford described both Judge and Kavanaugh as extremely intoxicated during the alleged incident. 

A New Yorker article published on Sunday, which details accusations against Kavanaugh from a second woman, also includes a new allegation regarding Judge. 

Judge's former girlfriend, Elizabeth Rasor, told the magazine that he once told her about an incident involving him and other men taking turns having sex with a drunken woman. 
 
"Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t reveal information that was told in confidence [but] I can’t stand by and watch him lie," Rasor told the magazine.
 
Judge's attorney said he denies the allegation.