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NCLR Calls on Kavanaugh to Withdraw as Pattern of Sexual Assaults Emerges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2018
Contact:
Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / 215.983.3099

As Pattern of Alleged Sexual Assaults Emerges, NCLR Calls on Brett Kavanaugh to Withdraw
NCLR says, “The gravity of this pattern of alleged sexual assaults casts a troubling cloud …Kavanaugh’s nomination must be withdrawn”

WASHINGTON, DC—Today Montgomery County investigators confirmed they are aware of another sexual assault allegation against Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from his time as a student at Georgetown Prep. This confirmation came on the heels of yesterday’s sexual misconduct allegation from Deborah Ramirez, a former classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Yale University. Ramirez’s allegation shares several similarities with those raised by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Dr. Ford is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Legal Director Shannon Minter issued the following statement in response:

“For any person seeking a lifetime position on the highest court in the land, the emergence of multiple allegations of sexual assault by credible individuals must be deemed disqualifying.

“No person has a right to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. The American people deserve nine Supreme Court justices who possess the highest level of integrity and moral character and, in particular, whose ability to rule impartially in cases about sexual violence and harassment is unquestioned.

“Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations are detailed, credible, and corroborated by reports to third parties. And now, more individuals have come forward to share similar stories.

“These women are not on trial and have nothing to gain by coming forward. In fact, Dr. Ford’s and her family have been forced to leave their home under threat of violence.

“The gravity of this pattern of alleged sexual assaults casts a troubling cloud on Kavanaugh’s nomination. NCLR stands with other organizations across the country in urging that Kavanaugh’s nomination must be withdrawn.”

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