Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct with a rather unusual defense.
During an interview with Fox News Monday night, Kavanaugh denied the accusations brought by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez as he sat beside his wife Ashley.
Ford had previously accused Kavanaugh, 53, of pinning her down and groping her in an incident that allegedly took place at a party when they were both in high school.
"I am not questioning and have not questioned that perhaps Dr. Ford, at some point in her life, was sexually assaulted by someone in some place, but what I know is I never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any time in my life,” Kavanaugh told Fox News.
Ramirez claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while they were both drunk at a party during their time at Yale University, a claim he also denied.
Kavanaugh, 53, went on to defend himself by saying he was a virgin for many years after high school.
“I did not have sexual intercourse — or anything like sexual intercourse — in high school or many years thereafter,” he said.
Late night comedians had a field day with the so-called "virgin defense."
"If he doesn't get on the Supreme Court, maybe he'll be the next 'Bachelor,'" Jimmy Kimmel joked Monday night.
A newly released statement by Kavanaugh's former roommate, James Roche, described him as a “notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time.” Roche added that Kavanaugh became “aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk.”
Ashley Kavanaugh said during the interview that the allegations have been hard on her and the couple's two daughters.
"It's very difficult to have these conversations with your children," she said.