Avenatti slams GOP for refusing to hold hearing on gang rape allegations: ‘My client deserves the right to be placed under oath and testify’
Julie Swetnick and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Attorney Michael Avenatti revealed on Thursday that reported sexual assault survivor Julie Swetnick is "demanding" an opportunity to be heard before the Senate Judiciary Committee.


On Thursday, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) held a hearing to hear allegation by a single reported victim of sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for a lifetime appoint on the United States Supreme Court.

Sen. Grassley refused to hear testimony from two other reported victims, including the gang rape allegations by Swetnick.

"My client Julie Swetnick is demanding the opportunity to be heard, together with at least one supporting witness," Avenatti relayed. "The Committee is refusing to get back to us and allow the testimony."

"My client deserves the right to be placed under oath and testify," he urged, including an email sent to Judiciary Committee chief counsel Mike Davis.