Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick Had Restraining Order Filed Against Her by Ex-Boyfriend, Avenatti Calls It 'Complete Nonsense'

More details emerged Wednesday about the third woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of committing past acts of sexual misconduct. In unrelated incidences, the woman, Julie Swetnick, had a restraining order filed against her in 2001 by an ex-boyfriend and had a settlement with a former employer a decade ago over a sexual harassment allegation.

Swetnick has accused Kavanaugh and his former high school friend Mark Judge of being present at a high school party in the early 1980s where she was gang-raped.

"I also witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented, so they could then be 'gang-raped' in a side room or bedroom by a 'train' of numerous boys," Swetnick said Wednesday in an affidavit released by her attorney Michael Avenatti. "I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their 'turn' with a girl inside the room. These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh."

Other reports surfaced Wednesday about Swetnick's past that could be used by critics, Republicans and the Trump administration to discredit her allegations.

On March 1, 2001, Swetnick had a restraining order filed against her by an ex-boyfriend, Richard Vinneccy, as first reported by Big League Politics. The case was dismissed less than two weeks later. Vinneccy said he and Swetnick dated for four years before they broke up, at which point Vinneccy said Swetnick began to threaten him. The threats reportedly continued, even after Vinneccy got married and had a child.

"Right after I broke up with her, she was threatening my family, threatening my wife and threatening to do harm to my baby at that time," Vinneccy told Politico. "I know a lot about her. She's not credible at all. Not at all."

Avenatti, Swetnick's current attorney, called the reporting and restraining order "complete nonsense."

"Her ex-boyfriend fraudulently used her résumé to apply for and obtain jobs and was caught by her," Avenatti said. "Why are you all attacking a sexual assault victim? Would that be appropriate in a court of law?"

The Wall Street Journal also reported Wednesday that Swetnick received a financial settlement over a sexual harassment complaint against a former employer, New York Life Insurance Co., according to people familiar with the matter. New York Life confirmed Swetnick worked as an agent for less than two years from 2006 to 2008. The legal firm that represented Swetnick in the case was run by Debra Katz, the same attorney who is currently representing Kavanaugh's first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

Ford and Kavanaugh will both testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning. Swetnick and Kavanaugh's second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, will not be part of the public hearing.

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