SEPTEMBER 14, 2019
This article contains information and details about alleged sexual assault and/or violence, which may be upsetting to some readers.
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was hit with another accusation of unwanted sexual contact by a male classmate who said he witnessed Kavanaugh expose himself and press his genitals against a woman without her consent.
The New York Times reported Saturday that the latest allegation, which has until now not been public, was reported to the FBI during Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process last year but was not investigated by the FBI.
In the Times report, two FBI officials told the newspaper that a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh’s, D.C.-based nonprofit owner Max Stier, said that he had witnessed Kavanaugh expose himself at a party before other students pushed Kavanaugh’s genitals into the hand of a female student, apparently without her consent.
The Hill has reached out to the Supreme Court for comment.
Stier did not speak publicly about the story, according to the Times, but two U.S. officials reportedly corroborated his account to the FBI with the newspaper.
The allegation is the latest to be made public in a list of accusations of unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault that Kavanaugh has faced since he was first nominated to the Supreme Court by President Trump.
Despite a tumultuous confirmation process culminating in emotional testimony from both Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, he was eventually confirmed to the court in a narrow Senate vote.
Kavanaugh has denied all of the allegations that he has faced, calling them politically motivated, and declined to answer questions about Stier’s allegations to the Times on Saturday.
Resources to help survivors of sexual assault include the National Sex Assault Hotline (800-656-4673), and The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) online hotline.
Courtesy/Source: The Hill