President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has a fifth accuser, this time from 1985 when he was 20 years old, though some reports suggest the claim has been recanted.
According to documents posted by Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein, Kavanaugh was reportedly involved in an incident on a boat in a Newport, Rhode Island harbor. An unverified Twitter account later allegedly recanted the statement, saying, “Do everyone who is going crazy about what I had said I have recanted because I have made a mistake and apologize for such mistake.”
The original report from Senator Whitehouse states, “Senator Whitehouse received a call this morning from a Rhode Island constituent [unnamed] who made allegations regarding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. [Unnamed] reported that early on a Sunday morning in August of 1985, a close acquaintance of the constituent was sexually assaulted by two heavily inebriated men she referred to at the time as Brett and Mark.”
“The event took place on a 36-foot maroon and white boat in the harbor at Newport, Rhode Island, after the three had met at a local bar. According to [unnamed], when he learned of the assault at approximately 5:00 a.m. that same morning, he and another individual went to the harbor, located the boat the victim had described and physically confronted the two men, leaving them with significant injuries,” the statement read.
“[Unnamed] recently realized that one of the men was Brett Kavanaugh when he saw Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook photo on television over the weekend. He promptly reported the incident to our office on Monday Morning, September 24, 2018,” it continued.
Kavanaugh said he has never been on a boat in Newport.
The news comes after a fourth woman was announced. Her mother reached out to the Senate after she and three other women witnessed Kavanaugh slam a woman against a wall outside of a bar in a sexually aggressive way. Kavanaugh denies that as well.
See the documents below:
Another accusation against Kavanaugh that he was asked about by Senate staffers this week: an alleged rape on a boat in Rhode Island in 1985. Kavanaugh denies. pic.twitter.com/MrA5Ff50RI
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) September 26, 2018