President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by an unidentified woman who notified Democrats Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Rep. Anna Eshoo of California about her allegations in July.
The woman claimed in a letter that the incident happened in the 1980s when Kavanaugh was a high-school student in Bethesda, Maryland, and she attended a nearby high school, notes The New Yorker.
The woman said that Kavanaugh held her down, and attempted to force himself on her during a party.
According to the woman, Kavanaugh and a classmate turned up music in the room to conceal the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand.
The woman added that she was able to free herself, but the memory of the alleged attempted sexual assault had caused her to go into psychological treatment.
Kavanaugh denied the claims in a statement: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
Kavanaugh’s classmate added: “I have no recollection of that.”
The woman declined a request for an interview.
Feinstein and Eshoo sat on the woman’s letter about the alleged sexual misconduct for months as Kavanaugh was groomed to be Trump’s nominee.
Feinstein concealed the woman’s letter from other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, but turned the letter over to the FBI, reports MSNBC.