Former Girlfriends and Longtime Friends Come to Brett Kavanaugh's Defense
Psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford says she was just 15 when Kavanaugh tried to force himself on her.
Two former high school girlfriends of embattled Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh are now coming to his defense.
“I was absolutely shocked, I couldn’t believe it," Maura Fitzgerald told Fox News. “It’s just so polar opposite of the Brett Kavanaugh that I’ve known for 35 years."
She and Maura Kane both dated Kavanaugh in the 1980s, when he was a student at the elite Georgetown Preparatory School outside Washington, D.C.
“We did drink beer, but I never saw him out of control drunk,” Kane said. [He] always maintained his composure.
Fitzgerald and Kane are now speaking out as the bombshell allegations threaten to derail Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.
Psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford says she was just 15 years old when a stumbling drunk 17-year-old Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a pool party in 1982.
Kavanaugh calls the allegation “completely false."
“The allegation is completely opposite than the Brett I knew then,” said his longtime friend, Suzanne Matan.
Another friend, Julie Devol, said: “I've known him since 1980. This is not his personality. This is not anything that he would ever do."
But now coming under scrutiny, are entries in Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook that appear to reference a culture of drinking and hard-partying at Georgetown Prep.
Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s friend in high school, actually wrote a memoir entitled “Wasted” about his high school days. The book featured a character named Bart O’Kavanaugh, whom many believe to be based on the Supreme Court nominee, who “passes out drunk and throws up in a car.”
Meanwhile, "Veep" actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and 200 other graduates of nearby Holton Arms School, an all-girls high school, have signed an open letter in support of Ford, a fellow alumna of the school.
“We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story,” the letter read. "... Dr. Blasey Ford’s experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton. Many of us are survivors ourselves."
Ford worried that coming forward with the allegations against Kavanaugh would lead to personal attacks against her, which have already begun. Neighbors told Inside Edition’s Jim Moret she isn’t home and won’t be returning anytime soon.
Ford has not confirmed whether she will testify publicly Monday, threatening what was expected to be a historic showdown with Kavanaugh.
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