Two women who claim to have had an extramarital affair with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have come forward to accuse him of sexually assaulting them decades ago.
In the first allegations, Beverly Nelson and her friend Susan Walsh were accused by Kavanaugh of asking for a date at his home in the 1970s.
Nelson told the Associated Press she had not told anyone about the alleged sexual assault.
She told the AP: “I didn’t have any recollection of ever meeting Brett, or even hearing his name in the hallway or anything.
I just remember him coming into the house at night and telling me he was going to take me out for dinner.
And that was it.”
Her claim of the alleged assault came after a report from the Los Angeles Times in March 2018 that accused Kavanaugh of drugging and raping her in 1974.
The newspaper said she had given a statement to a reporter at the time, and it was unclear if she told anyone of her alleged assault.
The two women say they were invited to Kavanaugh’s home in Beverly Hills by his mother, Beverly, for dinner that night.
They say that after dinner, they were alone with Kavanaugh.
The women say he told them he would be staying at a friend’s house until midnight, which was around 7:30 p.m.
They said they did not know what time it was, but they said they were uncomfortable with being alone with him, and that they had to ask him for his cell phone number and see if he would call.
The next day, they said, he said he would come to the house, which he did, but he did not come back.
They were in his car when he arrived, and when he got out, he was wearing a sweater vest, a white shirt and khakis.
He put his hands around her waist, and they said he began kissing her.
He told them not to say anything and told them to lie down, the women said.
They reported the incident to the police, and the LAPD investigated.
The second accuser told the Los Vegas Review-Journal in a separate statement that she was “deeply disturbed” by the allegations against Kavanaugh.
She said: “We were introduced to him in a way that seemed casual and we felt uncomfortable.
He seemed to have no inhibitions about what he was doing, and I could tell he was in love with me.”
The two allegations come as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a closed-door hearing on Kavanaugh on Wednesday, and there is also speculation that the committee could consider a hearing on whether the nominee has a conflict of interest with his work on Kavanaugh, or any other matters.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.