Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Julie Swetnick has a murky past of her own. In one of six lawsuits affecting her, she is the evildoer. She’s accused of sexually harassing two male co-workers after she lied about her education to get the job. She sued a transit authority for $420,000 after falling and bumping her nose. Coincidentally, she was previously represented by the same law firm that now represents Christine Blasey Ford.
The pattern seems to highlight how she’s devious and dishonest, but her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, spins the discrediting claims as “irrelevant.” He neatly sidesteps the way that the credibility of his star witness is destroyed by the facts.
To the “publicity hound” attorney who also trails behind paid exhibitionist Stormy Daniels, “this is all hearsay. None of this is relevant, not one bit.”
Not even the part where it appears she falsely accused four co-workers for sexual harassment in retaliation while also targeting her employer for making her endure “physically and emotionally threatening and hostile conditions?”
She filed a retaliatory legal action a few weeks after she, herself, had been turned in to the Webtrends human resources department for “unwelcome sexual innuendo and inappropriate conduct” aimed at “two male co-workers at a business lunch,” Associated Press reports.
Oregon based Webtrends filed a counter-suit. Directly evidencing the credibility of the witness, “company officials later determined that Swetnick had provided false information on her employment application.”
According to the complaint, she “misrepresented the length of time she worked at a previous employer and falsely claimed that she’d earned an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from Johns Hopkins University.”
They hired her as a software engineer, and she was only there “for a few weeks” before the trouble started, AP writes.
Avenatti expects you to believe that falsifying college and work history is no big deal. “whether she has a college degree or not does not matter as to whether she is a sexual assault victim.”
He’s right, it just means that her word can’t be trusted.
In a different sexual harassment suit from around 2008, she was represented by the same law firm that represents Kavanaugh’s first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, but not the same attorney, Debra Katz. Avenatti claims there is no collusion. He’s thinking about running for president.
In that suit, she named her employer, New York Life. The company reached an undisclosed settlement with Swetnick but the Wall Street Journal notes she “worked for the insurance behemoth for less than two years and does not include the position on her resume.”
In 1994, she filed a personal injury suit against the Washington, D.C. regional transit authority. AP writes, “she claimed she lost more than $420,000 in earnings after she hurt her nose in a fall on a train in 1992.”
In her younger days, she “described herself in court records as a model and actor,” just like Stormy Daniels. To back that up, she alleged “numerous modeling commitments” with “several companies” at the time the incident occurred.
In legal court documents, she listed “Konam Studios” as one of the companies who offered her a contract, naming representative Nam Ko as a potential witness. She also spelled the name of his studio “Kunam” in the disclosure.
When reporters for AP reached out to Ko on Friday, he told them he was “just a friend of Swetnick’s and that he had never owned a company with a name spelled either way and had never agreed to pay her money for any work before she injured her nose.”
He added he never even met her until after that happened. “He first met Swetnick at a bar more than a year after her alleged accident.” Ko insists he was in no position to hire anyone. “I didn’t have any money back then. I (was) broke as can be.”
He vaguely remembers her asking to use him as a “character reference” but “thought it was for a job application.”
Another piece of evidence she intended to use was a letter. Richard Zamora identified himself on letterhead as a marketing executive for Fiber Sign Inc., operating out of San Jose, California.
The letter confirmed that “the company had been prepared to hire Swetnick as a model and spokeswoman and pay her a $60,000 base salary but offered the job to someone else after learning of her accident.”
What the letter does not say is that he was romantically involved with her. He has since changed his name to Richard Vinneccy and not long after writing the letter, “asked a court in Florida for a restraining order against Swetnick.”
The suit against the transit company was dismissed. One of the company’s lawyers, Vincent Jankoski, informs that “the case was resolved without paying Swetnick any money after she failed to provide documentation supporting her lost-wage claims.”
That appears to mean they didn’t believe Zamora’s letter was sufficient to prove even that part of her claim.
A formal statement released by Avenatti alleges Swetnick “witnessed Kavanaugh” consistently “engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980’s.”
One female high school friend of Kavanaugh flatly contradicts that, declaring it never happened and Swetnick was never at one of their parties.
“You can’t just go to a party of someone you don’t know, unless she had a friend inside the group,” Lisa Miller asserts. Swetnick “would have to be inside the private school usuals.”
Dallas Woodhouse agrees with Dershowitz. The head of North Carolina’s Republican Party tweeted Sunday, “this woman is a criminal.”
“One way or another,” Woodhouse typed, “she either was a part of some massive criminal conspiracy to facilitate child rape, as an adult. Or more likely, she lied to Congress and her attorney knew it. She should go to prison, period.”