Brett Kavanaugh to Provide Senate with Calendar From 1982 Rebutting Assault Claim: Report

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
September 24, 2018US News

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a calendar he saved from the summer of 1982 that he plans to provide the Senate Judiciary Committee in part of his effort to rebut a sexual assault allegation made against him, according to a report.

Christine Ford, a California professor, has claimed Kavanaugh assaulted her that summer at a small gathering when she was 15, he was 17, and they both attended high schools in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Ford has been unable to provide a specific date, time, or place the alleged incident occurred but Kavanaugh is being proactive and is set to hand over the calendars he saved from the summer of 1982 to the committee ahead of a scheduled Thursday, Sept. 27 hearing, reported the New York Times.

Citing an anonymous source, the NYT reported: “His team will argue to the senators that the calendars provide no corroboration for her account.”

The calendar pages detail Kavanaugh’s schedule in June, July, and August in 1982. The calendar shows that Kavanaugh was away most of the summer at the beach or with his parents, and extremely busy while in town with basketball games, football workouts, and college interviews.

The calendar pages follow accounts by four people allegedly at the small gathering unanimously denying Ford’s claims.

Four People Deny Claim

Leland Ingham Keyser was the fourth person to deny the claim. Through her lawyer, she released a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the night of Sept. 22, following a staff member of the committee reaching out to her.

“Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” Howard Walsh, an attorney for Keyser, wrote.

Kavanaugh has also denied the allegation: “This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making the accusation until she identified herself yesterday. I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity.”

He since gave testimony to the committee under penalty of perjury, something Ford has yet to do.

Mark Judge and Patrick Smyth, also named by Ford as attendees at the alleged party, have also denied the claim.

“These official letters from the 4 named by Dr. Ford—denying any knowledge of what Dr. Ford has alleged—serve the same purpose as sworn testimony,” Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a member of the judiciary committee, wrote on Twitter on Sept. 23. “We remain hopeful we’ll hear sworn testimony from the 5th, Dr. Ford herself.”

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