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A third accuser comes out against Kavanaugh, a day before Senate committee hearing




Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 6, 2018.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 6, 2018.
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A third woman, represented by lawyer Michael Avenatti, has come out with allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

This comes a day before the Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimonies from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the Bay Area academic who claimed that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were both in high school.

The latest accuser, Julie Swetnick, claims that she was gang raped by a group of boys in high school while Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were present. Furthermore, Swetnick claims that Kavanaugh and Judge had “spiked” the drinks of girls at parties to make them more vulnerable to these attacks.

Larry and guests examine these explosive allegations and their impact on tomorrow’s scheduled hearing.

Guests:

Kate Zernike, political reporter for the New York Times, She tweets @kzernike

Laurie L. Levenson, professor of law at Loyola Law School and former federal prosecutor

Jenna Parker, attorney in L.A. who specializes in Title IX cases with Werksman, Jackson, Hathaway & Quinn, LLP

Lara Bazelon, professor of law at the University of San Francisco; she was a trial attorney in the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles for seven years; she has litigated Title IX cases

Domenico Montanaro, lead editor for politics and digital audience at NPR; he wrote the piece “New Poll Finds Americans Deeply Divided By Gender On Kavanaugh Nomination”