Deborah Ramirez, the woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drunken dorm room party when they were both attending Yale University, is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but she prefers an FBI investigation be conducted first, her attorney John Clune said Wednesday.
"It's the only intelligent way to get to the truth of what happened," Clune told NBC's "Today" show. "She would be willing to testify but we can’t even talk with the Senate Judiciary Committee about what that would look like and they certainly haven’t invited her, so at this point, it’s a moot question.”
Clune said he'd leave it up to Ramirez over whether she'd testify without an investigation, but "it wouldn't surprise me if she would agree to do that. We'll wait to see if she gets that investigation and we'll go from there."
Ramirez, in comments made for a New Yorker article, had said she took six days of carefully assessing her memories before speaking with Clune about the interview, but Clune said that's because she wanted to be sure her recollection was accurate.
"She hired Stan Garnett, who is a career prosecutor and someone who is very experienced in handling sex crimes, knows how to work with victims, knows how to talk with victims in ways that are not suggesting information to make sure they can work through their recollections and come up with the information they know is accurate," said Clune.
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