Two of Brett Kavanaugh’s former girlfriends on Monday praised the Supreme Court nominee as a “perfect gentleman” who was “respectful, kind and thoughtful,” one day after Christine Blasey Ford's charge that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, an allegation that has roiled his confirmation hearing.
"Brett Kavanaugh and I have been good friends since high school,” Maura Fitzgerald said in a written statement provided to Newsmax. “I dated him in college and he was and is nothing like the person who has been described. He always conducted himself honorably with me at all times when we were together. He was always a perfect gentleman, and I vouch for him completely.”
Maura Kane, who says she has been friends with Kavanaugh for over 35 years, dated him in high school.
“In every situation where we were together he was always respectful, kind and thoughtful,” she said. “The accusations leveled against him in no way represent the decent young man I knew. We remain good friends and I admire him as a husband, father and professional.”
Blasey Ford on Sunday told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a party in the 1980s.
She said she was 15 and a student at the all-girls Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Md. Kavanaugh would have been 17 at Georgetown Preparatory School. Kavanaugh and a friend — both allegedly “stumbling drunk” at a small gathering of teens that night — corralled her into a bedroom in a house in Montgomery County, she said.
With his friend watching, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and trying to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.
Fitzgerald on Monday told Fox News' Martha MacCallum that Kavanaugh drank beer in high school, but that he “he always retained his composure.
“He was a responsible guy. He was someone who did have a beer, but he was never out of control. He never became someone different after drinking,” she said.
Julie DeVol, a woman who signed a letter of support for Kavanaugh, told Fox News' Laura Ingraham that the judge has "great morals and character and I've known him since 1980, this is not his personality, not anything he would ever do. We used to talk on the phone every night during the weekday, he helped with homework. I used the right person to help with homework."
Former clerk Jenn Mascot also vouched for Kavanaugh.
"I clerked for judge Kavanaugh first year on DC circuit, known him and his family for 12 years. I have to tell you, utmost integrity, character, always a career-long mentor to me," Mascot told Ingraham. "You saw throughout the confirmation process, he said women of all walks of life, all sides of the spectrum, come forward and attest to his integrity. Mentored women as law clerks."
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