Julie Swetnick, the prized client of creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, is outraged over how her outrageous claim that now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a serial gang rapist was handled.
With the battle over Kavanaugh’s confirmation lost, in large part because of Avenatti, he’s still trying to command the spotlight, releasing a statement from Swetnick, who says she has been “re-victimized.”
Below please find a statement from my client Julie Swetnick regarding the Kavanaugh nomination. I urge you to read it. pic.twitter.com/kBHL7cm8Pi
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 7, 2018
Her allegations were so far-fetched that even some Senate Democrats shied away from them, and Swetnick walking all over earlier statements during an interview with NBC’s Kate Snow didn’t help matters. Neither did the fact that of the four people she told the network could corroborate her claims, none of them panned out — one was dead, two did not respond and one said they did not recall Swetnick.
In spite of all this, Swetnick said in Sunday’s release, “I stated the truth in my sworn declaration and I stand by everything in it.”
And she held true to her victim status, insisting that she “literally placed [her] life in jeopardy” to come forward.
“As a sexual assault victim, I am disgusted and appalled by the way that I have been re-victimized over the last 2 weeks after I had the courage to come forward,” she said in the statement.
“These attacks have included certain media ‘pundits’ (i.e. Chuck Todd) and politicians (i.e. senators Coons and Kennedy) claiming I should have ‘shut up’ and continued to stay silent about what happened to me,” Swetnick continued.
“They claim my allegations were ‘not helpful to the process.’ This is outrageous and shows a lack of empathy for survivors.”
Speaking of Avenatti, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, one Democratic aide told The Hill that the creepy porn lawyer hurt their their efforts to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation and defend Ford’s credibility when he produced Swetnick.
“He f—ed it all up,” the aide reportedly said.
Liberal media reporters aimed their disappointment squarely at Avenatti when the campaign came up short.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a key swing vote, suggested that the gang rape claim influenced her decision to support Kavanaugh in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“Well first let me say that I thought Judge Kavanaugh’s denial at the second hearing was very powerful,” she said. “His anger and his anguish, I think are understandable given that he’s been accused of being involved in gang rapes of women.”
I mean that is a devastating allegation,” she added. “So I think it was understandable that he was reacting as a human being as a father — as a father of two young girls.”