In sworn affidavit, woman alleges Kavanaugh was present at parties where girls were drugged, raped

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A woman who socialized with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in high school alleged Wednesday that Kavanaugh engaged in "abusive and physically aggressive behavior" while drunk.

Julie Swetnick, who attended a neighboring school and attended parties with Kavanaugh, submitted a sworn affidavit to the Senate Judiciary Committee after coming forward to attorney Michael Avenatti. Swetnick alleges that Kavanaugh, with others, would "spike" drinks at parties with drugs or high-proof alcohol to "cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say 'no,'" and claims that she saw him wait for a "turn" with incapacitated girls who were being gang-raped.

"In approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of these 'gang' or 'train' rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present," she wrote, referring to one of Kavanaugh's high school friends. "I believe I was drugged using Quaaludes or something similar placed in what I was drinking."

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Swetnick, who has worked in several federal government positions, says that Kavanaugh would "drink excessively," and make crude sexual comments to women. Other alleged actions include "'grinding' against girls, and attempting to remove or shift girls' clothing to expose private body parts."

Senate Judiciary Committee lawmakers are reviewing the allegations, reports ABC News. See the sworn declaration below. Summer Meza

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