Celebrity Dining: Women who attended Yale at the same time as Brett Kavanaugh in the 1980s remember an alcohol-soaked and sometimes predatory campus

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Celebrity Dining: Women who attended Yale at the same time as Brett Kavanaugh in the 1980s remember an alcohol-soaked and sometimes predatory campus

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  • In October 2018, Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the US Supreme Court after two women, Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, accused him of sexually assaulting them in the 1980s. 

  • “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh,” a new book from New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, details a third sexual misconduct allegation.

  • The book reports that Max Stier, a prominent DC-based lawyer, told the FBI during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process that he saw Kavanaugh “with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student.” 

  • But the book ultimately found that the woman Stier named as being assaulted by Kavanagh “declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident.”

  • For women who came of age in the ’80s, Kavanaugh’s confirmation process brought back some painful memories about the prevalence of sexual assault and how survivors weren’t always believed or supported when they came forward.

  • In 2018, Business Insider interviewed three people who shared their recollections of attending Yale University at the same time as Kavanaugh and Ramirez.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In October 2018, Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the US Supreme Court after he was accused of sexually assaulting two women in the 1980s, resulting in an emotional and acrimonious confirmation process.

For many women who came of age and went to college in the 1980s, it brought back some painful memories of their own experiences with sexual assault — and of not always being supported in coming forward.

Deborah Ramirez, one of Kavanaugh’s classmates in Yale University’s Class of 1987, accused him of exposing himself to her at a party during their freshman year in the fall of 1983. The FBI investigated her allegation as part of a supplemental background check into Kavanaugh.

Now, the painful and contentious allegations against Kavanaugh been re-surfaced by a new book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh” written by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly which examines Kavanaugh’s young adulthood, personal development, and the accusations that he assaulted women. 

Pogrebin told WMAL”s “Mornin



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