Julie Swetnick was caught making false claims against co-workers almost 20 years ago
Julie Swetnick, the third woman to come forward making false allegations of sexual misconduct against President Trump nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, was sued in 2000 after she was caught making false allegations of sexual misconduct against her co-workers, according to reports.
In a 2000 lawsuit, Swetnick was sued for falsely accusing others of sexual misconduct, and for committing sexual misconduct herself, although the case was later dismissed.
Swetnick issued a statement last week through her attorney, sleazy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, that she witnessed Judge Kavanaugh take part in “gang rapes” during parties in the early 1980s.
Her story immediately aroused suspicion after she provided no corroborating evidence, failed to explain why a string of gang rapes would have been unreported until now, and offered no explanation as to why she was attending high school parties during a time when she was in college.
Subsequently, reports emerged that she had been accused of making false accusations of sexual misconduct in the past and that she herself had been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior in the workplace.
The Oregonian reported:
Julie Swetnick, one of the women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, faced allegations of her own misconduct during a short stint at a Portland tech company 18 years ago.
The lawsuit was dismissed shortly after it was filed late in 2000, court documents show. In emails to The Oregonian/OregonLive, Avenatti called the allegations against his client, “Completely bogus.”
In the suit, Webtrends alleged Swetnick claimed to have graduated from Johns Hopkins University but the company said it subsequently learned the school had no record of her attendance. Webtrends said she also “falsely described her work experience” at a prior employer.
The suit also alleges Swetnick “engaged in unwelcome, sexually offensive conduct” while at Webtrends and “made false and retaliatory allegations that other co-workers had engaged in inappropriate conduct toward her.”
The Daily Caller elaborated:
Swetnick’s alleged conduct took place in June 2000, just three weeks after she started working at WebTrends, the complaint shows. WebTrends conducted an investigation that found both male employees gave similar accounts of Swetnick engaging in “unwelcome sexual innuendo and inappropriate conduct” toward them during a business lunch in front of customers, the complaint said.
Swetnick denied the allegations and, WebTrends alleged, “in a transparent effort to divert attention from her own inappropriate behavior … [made] false and retaliatory allegations” of sexual harassment against two other male co-workers.
“Based on its investigations, WebTrends determined that Swetnick had engaged in inappropriate conduct, but that no corroborating evidence existed to support Swetnick’s allegations against her coworkers,” the complaint said.
After a WebTrends human resources director informed Swetnick that the company was unable to corroborate the sexual harassment allegations she had made, she “remarkably” walked back the allegations, according to the complaint.
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Politico also reported last Wednesday that Swetnick’s former boyfriend had filed a restraining order against her in 2001 and that he told the publication: ”She’s not credible at all. … Not at all.”
Avenatti called Politico’s report “attacking a sexual assault victim.”
Avenatti is also representing porn star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and preparing his own 2020 presidential run and has predicted that Trump will not finish his first term.
Though Swetnick’s allegations were greeted with some skepticism, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) cited them during last Thursday’s hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee with Kavanagh and Christine Blasey Ford, who says he groped her in high school.