Brett Kavanaugh: Raunchy Writings of 'Renate Alumnius' in Georgetown Prep Yearbook Raise Questions

Playing The Raunchy References in Brett Kavanaugh’s High School Yearbook

The debate over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination has put a spotlight on his high school yearbook. 

Though Kavanaugh said Monday that he was a "virgin" for many years after leaving high school as he battles allegations of sexual misconduct, his Georgetown Preparatory School yearbook includes arguably suggestive references to a then-16-year-old named Renate Schroeder Dolphin, first reported by The New York Times. She attended a nearby girls' school. 

On his personal page, Kavanaugh writes that he is a "Renate alumnius [sic]," while a photo of Kavanaugh and the football team is captioned "Renate alumni."

In all, Renate is mentioned 14 times throughout the yearbook, and not just by Kavanaugh. Another student penned a crude poem, which is included in his yearbook page. 

"You need a date / and it's getting late / so don't hesitate / to call Renate," the poem reads. 

Dolphin, who signed a letter defending Kavanaugh earlier this month, was shocked to learn she's all over the yearbook.

"I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago," Dolphin said in a statement to The Times. "I don't know what 'Renate Alumnus' actually means. I can't begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way. I will have no further comment."

Alexandra Walsh, Kavanaugh's attorney, told The Times in a statement that the Supreme Court nominee was just friends with Dolphin. 

"They attended one high school event together and shared a brief kiss good night following that event," the statement read.

But she claims he's mistaken. 

"I think Brett must have me confused with someone else, because I never kissed him," Dolphin said.


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