After Christine Blasey Ford a second woman came forward Sunday to accuse Supreme Court campaigner Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sex crime, an equivalent day his 1st accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, committed to testifying regarding her own allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Here’s what we all know regarding Brett Kavanaugh’s second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, and her allegations:
Deborah Ramirez alleged in an article in the internet magazine that Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party when they were both freshmen at Yale University.
According to Deborah Ramirez, she and Brett Kavanaugh were among alittle group of scholars playing a drinking game in a dorm room within the university’s Lawrence Hall when the alleged incident occurred.
Deborah Ramirez said the sport quickly led to her intoxication. She remembers being on the floor and slurring her words when she alleges a male student exposed himself and shoved his penis in her face. She said she pushed the man away, touching him in the method.
She alleged she remembered Brett Kavanaugh pulling up his pants and laughing.
Deborah Ramirez told The American the incident left her “embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated.”
Like Christine Blasey Ford before her, Deborah Ramirez was at the start reluctant to return forward with her allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. That fear intense after seeing the harassment and threats Ford has endured since going public with her allegation.
However while telling her story to The newsman, Deborah Ramirez remarked regarding Brett Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation, “What will it mean, that this person has a role in shaping women’s rights in our future?” Deborah Ramirez added that she desires the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze the claim (which Ford had additionally requested, however was ultimately denied).
Deborah Ramirez, now 53, told that the incident occurred at a dorm party throughout the 1983–’84 school year, once she and Brett Kavanaugh were both freshmen. Ramirez says she and alittle cluster of scholars — as well as Brett Kavanaugh were collaborating during a drinking game at the gathering, and he or she became drunk. A male student reportedly purposeed a “gag penis” at Ramirez at one point during the evening.
Deborah Ramirez, 53, was raised a “devout Catholic” in Connecticut, according to The new yorker. She presently lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Deborah Ramirez studied social science and psychological science at Yale, where she graduated in 1987, along with Brett Kavanaugh. NBC News reports that she is a member and volunteer at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for nonviolence, a corporation that helps victims of domestic violence.
She could be a registered Democrat but denied that her allegation was politically motivated, The new yorker reported.
Deborah Ramirez’s attorney Stanley Garnett told she is “as careful and credible a witness as I’ve encountered in 36 years of practicing law.”
Deborah Ramirez had been raised a devout Catholic. She told, “I wasn’t going to touch a penis until i was married. i was embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated.”
Although Deborah Ramirez admits there are gaps in her memory from that evening, she says she clearly remembers Brett Kavanaugh standing next to her and actuation up his pants. “I will still see his face, and his hips returning forward, like when you pull up your pants,” she said. Ramirez conjointly told The American that when the alleged incident, a male student “yelled down the hall, ‘Brett Kavanaugh simply put his penis in Debbie’s face.’ it was his full name. I don’t think it was simply ‘Brett.’ and i bear in mind hearing and being mortified that this was out there.”
The American said it reached out to several of Deborah Ramirez and Brett Kavanaugh’s classmates to see if anyone may corroborate her allegation.
The magazine said that 2 of the men Deborah Ramirez known as being in the dorm room where the alleged incident took place, the wife of a 3rd man she said was there, and 6 additional classmates all signed an announcement disputing Deborah Ramirez’s story.
“We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we’d have seen or heard regarding it – and we did not,” the statement browse. “The behavior she describes would be completely out of character for Brett. additionally, some of United States knew Debbie long once Yale, and she never represented this incident until Brett’s Supreme Court nomination was unfinished.”
An unknown schoolmate of Deborah Ramirez’s told the magazine that he’s “one-hundred-per-cent sure” that another student told him that it was Brett Kavanaugh who exposed himself to Deborah Ramirez a day or 2 when the party. “I’ve known this right along,” he said. “It’s been on my mind all these years when his name came up. it was a big deal.” However, the report states that The new yorker has not confirmed the incident with any eyewitnesses at the party.
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Read the full New Yorker report here.