An ex-boyfriend of Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, filed a restraining order against her in Florida in 2001, Politico reported.
“She’s not credible. Not at all,” her ex-boyfriend, Richard Vinneccy, told Politico, which broke the news of the restraining order.
Vinneccy filed the complaint on March 1, 2001 alleging that Swetnick, 55, threatened him after he broke up with her after a four-year relationship.
Swetnick, who is being represented by Michael Avenatti, sent a declaration to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday claiming that she attended house parties in the early 1980s where she saw Kavanaugh mistreating women and spiking their drinks.
She also claimed that she was gang raped at a party in 1982 where Kavanaugh was present. She did not accuse the judge of taking part in the attack, but she said she saw Kavanaugh at other parties lined up outside of a door with other boys waiting to gang rape women.
Swetnick, a web designer who lives in Washington, D.C., was three grades ahead of Kavanaugh. She had graduated high school when she says the incidents took place. Kavanaugh, who denies the allegations, would have been between 15 and 18 years old.
Two other women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during the same era.
Christine Blasey Ford claims that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her during a party in the summer of 1982, when she was 15 and he was 17. Deborah Ramirez claims that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party in 1983 when they both attended Yale.
Kavanaugh has denied both allegations. Both Ford and Kavanaugh are set to testify separately before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
As for Swetnick, Avenatti told Politico that he had not heard of the restraining order against her, but he dismissed it nonetheless and accused the Politico reporters of attacking Swetnick.
“Complete nonsense. No truth to this at all. Her ex-boyfriend fraudulently used her resume to apply for and obtain jobs and was caught by her,” Avenatti told Politico. “Why are you all attacking a sexual assault victim? Would that be appropriate in a court of law?”
Vinneccy, a 63-year-old registered Democrat, told Politico that he has additional evidence that could disprove Swetnick’s allegations against Kavanaugh. But he said he is holding out until he speaks to a lawyer.
“I have a lot of facts, evidence, that what she’s saying is not true at all,” he told the news outlet. “I would rather speak to my attorney first before saying more.”