A former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh reportedly tipped off the FBI and senators to another allegation of sexual misconduct
- A former classmate of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tried to tip off US senators and the FBI last year to another sexual misconduct allegation, The New York Times reported Saturday.
- The allegation was previously unreported, but came amid a rancorous confirmation battle last fall where Kavanaugh faced allegations from multiple women.
- This new claim comes from one of Kavanaugh's former Yale classmates, Max Stier, who said he saw Kavanaugh at a drunken dorm party where his friends pushed his penis into a female student's hands.
- Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct and refused to answer The Times reporters' questions about Stier's account.
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A former college classmate of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tried to tip off US senators and the FBI last year to another previously unreported sexual misconduct allegation, The New York Times reported Saturday.According to the newspaper, a former Yale student named Max Stier said he saw Kavanaugh at a drunken dorm party where his friends pushed his penis into a female student's hands. Kavanaugh was reportedly a freshman at the time of the incident.Advertisement
Stier declined to discuss the allegation with The Times, but the reporters said they corroborated details of the story with two officials who spoke about the matter with Stier.
It's unclear from The Times' report if Stier knew who the female student was, and if she has verified that the incident occurred as Stier described it.Stier's account bears similarities to an allegation made by Deborah Ramirez, another Yale classmate who accused Kavanaugh of pulling his pants down and thrusting his penis in her face at a dorm party.
The FBI did not investigate Stier's claims, The Times reported.
The newspaper added that many of the potential witnesses on Ramirez's list tried, but failed, to reach out to the FBI.
Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court last October after a rancorous battle over the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct he faced.Read more: Anita Hill calls the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings 'a disservice to the American public' and 'a tragedy'Advertisement
Only one of Kavanaugh's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, was permitted to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Democrats railed bitterly against Senate Republicans, who limited the scope of the FBI's investigation into the allegations.
Kavanaugh adamantly denied Ford's and Ramirez's allegations, and declined to answer The Times reporters' questions about Stier's story.
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