Julie Swetnick, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of being present at parties in the 1980s where girls were rendered unconscious by a mix of drugs and alcohol and gang raped, has had her story partially corroborated by a Kavanaugh pal’s yearbook.
Donald Urgo, who was a close friend of Kavanaugh’s at Georgetown Prep, writes in his yearbook highlights “killer Q’s and 151.”
The reference clearly refers to Quaaludes, a widely abused sedative, and likely Bacardi 151, a discontinued brand of highly alcoholic rum, named for its 151 proof alcohol content, equivalent to 75.5 percent alcohol by volume. The product was discontinued last year.
While Swetnick did not directly finger Kavanaugh or associate Mark Judge in any gang rapes, she said she saw Kavanaugh give women many cups of spiked punch and saw Kavanaugh and Judge congregated outside rooms where she believes incapacitated women were gang raped, according to NBCNews.
Judge’s ex-girlfriend has said Judge confessed to her that he’d participated in at least one gang rape of an unconscious woman at a party.
The woman, Elizabeth Rasor told The New Yorker that Judge admitted “ashamedly” taking turns “having sex with a drunk woman.” Judge claimed the act was “consensual,” she said.
He did not mention Kavanaugh.
Last week, Swetnick’s lawyer Michael Avenatti revealed that Quaaludes and a strong alcoholic beverage were used to spike punch at parties attended by Kavanaugh, Judge and other classmates, including Urdo, who also played on the football team with the Supreme Court nominee.
In an NBC interview, Swetnick described Kavanaugh as “a very aggressive, very sloppy, mean drunk.”
“I saw him go up to girls and paw on them, try to, you know, get a little too handsy, touching them in private parts. I saw him try to shift clothing. I saw him push girls up against walls. He would pretend to stumble into them. He would push his body against them, grope them.
She said she “became aware” that Judge and Kavanaugh were spiking the drinks and also that she “witnessed efforts” by the two to get women drunk at the parties, according to her sworn statement.
During the NBC interview, Swetnick says that she herself was a victim of drugging and a subsequent gang rape at one of those parties.
She can’t guarantee that Kavanaugh was one of her alleged assailants, but says she saw him and Judge hanging out and laughing with other boys in the room when she began to feel disoriented.
Swetnick claims she told her mother about the attack and spoke with Montgomery County police, the jurisdiction where Georgetown Prep is located.
Avenatti is pressing the FBI to interview her client and has agreed to allow her to sit for a lie detector test. The Trump administration has reportedly directed the FBI not to interview her, although Trump says he’s staying out of the investigation.
In addition to his reference to drugs and alcohol, Urdo also bragged that he was a “Renate Alumnus” and a member of the “100 Kegs or Bust Club.” Kavanaugh makes the same claims in his Yearbook entry.
The first reference is to Renate Schroeder, then a student at a nearby Catholic girls’ school, according to The New York Times.
While the reference appears to have sexual connotations, Kavanaugh said it was a term of honor because she was one of his close friends. Two others said it was a boast about their sexual conquests.
The word “Renate” appears at least 14 times in Georgetown Prep School’s 1983 yearbook, on individuals’ pages and in a group photo of nine football players, including Judge Kavanaugh, who were described as the “Renate Alumni.”
Renate, contacted by The Times said she was unaware of the reference until it was brought to her attention. “The insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way. I will have no further comment,” she said.
“They were very disrespectful, at least verbally, with Renate,” Sean Hagan, a concurrent Georgetown Prep student, told The Times, referring to Kavanaugh and his football teammates. “I can’t express how disgusted I am with them, then and now.”
Ironically, Renate was one of 65 women who signed a letter in support of his appointment to the Supreme Court.
Check out Swetnick’s interview below.