Democrats in the Senate are investigating a new accusation against Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a report from The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer.
Deborah Ramirez, who reportedly attended Yale with Kavanaugh, alleges that he exposed himself at a party, and positioned his genitals near her face, thus causing her to touch it -- something that she did not consent to and didn't want. It took Ramirez roughly a week to come forward with her claim from the time The New Yorker reached out to her after learning she may have been present during an inappropriate incident involving Kavanaugh. Ramirez had taken time to talk with her lawyer and recall memories she had during college.
"After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers," what transpired, Farrow and Mayer's piece reads.
"This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name -- and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building -- against these last-minute allegations.”
The White House says it is standing by Kavanaugh.