A life-long friend of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser has denied any knowledge of the allegations against the Supreme Court justice nominee, CNN has reported.
According to CNN, Republican staffers are working to interview those who may have information about the alleged sexual assault of Christine Blasey Ford by Kavanaugh at a party in Maryland in the early 1980s ahead of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday.
On Saturday night, a lawyer for Ford’s friend, Leland Ingham Keyser, released a statement to CNN and the Senate panel.
“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,” Keyser’s lawyer Howard Walsh responded, CNN reported.
According to the National Review, two others also have denied knowledge of the alleged attack. Mark Judge and Patrick Smyth issued written statements to that effect earlier in the week.
Ford's lawyer Debra Katz refuted that Keyser’s statement blows a hole in Ford’s allegation.
"It's not surprising that Ms Keyser has no recollection of the evening as they did not discuss it," Katz said in a statement, CNN reported. "It's also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of consequence happened to her. Dr. Ford of course will never forget this gathering because of what happened to her there."
Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations.
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