A woman who unjustly accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault confessed she made up her claims to “get attention,” in a “ploy” to destroy his character.
According to a letter sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Judy Munro-Leighton for criminal prosecution and revealed her “false statements” were part of a plot to destroy Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
In a letter to the committee, “Ms. Munro-Leighton wrote that she was ‘sharing with you the story of the night that Brett Kavanaugh and his friend sexually assaulted and raped me in his car’ and referred to ‘the letter that I sent to Sen. Kamala Harris on Sept. 19 with details of this vicious assault,’ Grassley related.
The accuser added, “I know that [‘]Jane Doe[’] will get no media attention, but I am deathly afraid of revealing any information about myself or my family.”
And, the committee was given a “typed version of the Jane Doe letter.”
During the investigation by the committee, they learned, “Ms. Munro-Leighton (1) is a left-wing activist; (2) is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh; and (3) lives in neither the Washington DC area nor California, but in Kentucky.”
Grassley explained that after trying to reach her on a number of occasions, “Eventually, on November 1, 2018, Committee investigators connected with Ms. Munro-Leighton by phone and spoke with her about the sexual-assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh she had made to the Committee.
“Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original ‘Jane Doe’ letter.
“When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the ‘Jane Doe’ from Oceanside California who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted, ‘No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe . . . but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. . . . I saw it online. It was news.’”
Grassley wrote, “She further confessed to Committee investigators that (1) she ‘just wanted to get attention’; (2) ‘it was a tactic’; and (3) ‘that was just a ploy.’
So, a man’s life was made into a mockery and scandal, all because of the media rhetoric that vilified Brett Kavanaugh and an unhinged leftist.
When confronted about the false email she sent to the Senate Committee, she said, “I was angry, and I sent it out.”
When asked by Committee investigators whether she had ever met Kavanuagh, she said, “Oh Lord, no.”
This isn’t the first accuser to be sent for investigation and prosecution by the Committee. Grassley has also referred Julie Swetnik, Michael Avanetti, as well as another unnamed man after determining that these individuals made false claims to congressional investigators.
Grassley concluded the referral by saying, “Accordingly, in light of the seriousness of these facts, and the threat these types of actions pose to the Committee’s ability to perform its constitutional duties, I hope you will give this referral the utmost consideration. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.”
Many Americans agree.