Kavanaugh Accuser's Witness Flips Script on Avenatti in Major Way
A woman who Michael Avenatti claimed backed his client Julie Swetnick’s allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has recanted her story and is accusing Avenatti, a potential 2020 presidential hopeful, of “twisting” her words.
The saga is laid out in a new report from NBC News, which interviewed Swetnick on Oct. 1, days after Avenatti released a sworn declaration in which she accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 1980s.
In an effort to bolster Swetnick’s allegations, Avenatti put NBC reporters in touch with the second woman for a phone interview on Sept. 30. He published her sworn declaration on Twitter on Oct. 2.
But according to NBC, the woman’s statements during the Sept. 30 interview were inconsistent with the declaration published by Avenatti.
The latest news comes in the aftermath of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley's decision to refer Avenatti and Swetnick to the DOJ and FBI for a possible criminal investigation.