Friend of Ford Lawyer Asks More Women to Come Forward Against Kavanaugh

Emails solicit corroboration from Georgetown Prep community

Christine Blasey Ford's attorney Debra Katz / Getty Images

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Emails sent last week by a friend of Debra Katz, the lawyer representing Christine Blasey Ford who was recommended for the job by Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein, are soliciting members of the Georgetown Prep community for information and searching for additional women to accuse Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of impropriety.

The emails, obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, are seeking corroboration from classmates of Kavanaugh about yearbook entries and gang rape.

One email sent on Sept. 26 was delivered to roughly 50 alumni of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, an all girls school near Georgetown Prep, with the subject line, "Corroboration Needed."

"Debra Katz needs to find people who are familiar with what the slang terms used by Brett Kavanaugh in his yearbook page meant—such as FFFF—Devil's Triangle—and Renate Alumnus," wrote Andrea Caputo Rose, who identifies herself as a friend of Katz. "If you can speak to any of these and are willing to sign an affidavit, please contact her."

Rose sent multiple inquiries to the Stone Ridge community, in emails that have grown increasingly political in nature. The most recent email asks classmates to use their "voice" to prevent Kavanaugh from sitting on the Supreme Court.

Rose, who runs an attorney search and placement company, also was soliciting classmates for information on the allegation made by Julie Swetnick, a client of Michael Avenatti. Swetnick claims while she was a college student she attended 10 high school parties where Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge drugged and participated in "train" rapes. Avenatti is a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump and also represents adult film star Stormy Daniels.

"In regard to Julie Swetnick, whose allegations of drugging and gang (‘train') rape just came out through Michael Avenatti today, please also let me or Debra Katz know if you can corroborate any of her allegations," Rose wrote. "Time is critical if you have information and do not want to see Brett Kavanaugh sit on the Supreme Court for the next 40 years."

"Please use your voice," she said. "You will not get a second chance."

Rose noted she removed several recipients from her email list who "expressed displeasure" from her two previous attempts to solicit scandalous information on Kavanaugh.

"If anyone else is offended, please feel to let me know and I will remove your address from any further communication on this subject," she said.

Rose's previous correspondence sent to the class of 1983 took pains to be apolitical. Though Rose said she believed Ford, who claims Kavanaugh drunkenly attempted to rape her at a party when they were in high school, she said her intention was not to "promote a political agenda."

"I am sure that many of you, like me, feel a personal connection to the events transpiring right now in regard to the possible appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," Rose said. "This email is not intended to attack or support him (or Trump), but I would like to ask for your help with the goal of shaping a more open and transparent government."

"Probably more so than Ms. Blasey Ford, many of us knew and hung out with Brett, Mark Judge, and their friends, we went to the same parties, to beach week, etc.," Rose said. "It sounds like we likely had many more interactions with him than Ms. Blasey Ford. I have never met her, but the story that she is telling sounds plausible to me, and I believe her."

Rose then asks for more women to come forward. No Stone Ridge alumni have accused Kavanaugh of wrongdoing, though additional uncorroborated claims have been made by Swetnick, who attended Gaithersburg High School, and Deborah Ramirez, a classmate of Kavanaugh at Yale. Ford attended Holton Arms, another neighboring all girls school that socialized with Georgetown Prep students.

"Assuming that she is telling the truth, the odds are good that there may be other women who had a similar experience, and I am reaching out to you to help find out if this is the case," Rose said.

"My request is simple—if you or someone you know has information regarding sexual or other misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh, regardless of when it occurred, please share your story," she said. "It is important even though it may have happened a long time ago."

Rose assured any woman who would come forward would be "treated confidentially" by Katz. Ford had requested anonymity, though her allegation was leaked to the press after a letter of her allegation was in the possession of Feinstein and another Democratic lawmaker.

Rose said her purpose in the original request was not to "attack" Kavanaugh, who she claimed was a friend in high school.

While she said her motivation was not political, she bemoaned Kavanaugh's nomination as being pushed by "privileged" white men.

"Again, my goal is not to attack someone I considered a friend in high school, nor is it to promote a political agenda," she said. "There is a lot of room for disagreement on policies and people, but I think that one thing we can agree on is the importance of honesty and transparency in our elected (and appointed) officials. I oppose having powerful officials who are foisted upon us by backroom dealings of a privileged few (predominantly white men)."

"Brett Kavanaugh's potential appointment has serious ramifications that will impact our country for decades, and we owe it to ourselves and the next generations to make sure that if he is appointed, it is done in the daylight where those voting on his nomination have full information on all aspects of his qualifications," Rose concluded.

A spokesman for Katz said, "Debra Katz did not know about these emails or their contents before Ms. Rose sent them, and did not ask for them to be sent."

Request for comment from Rose was not returned.

Kavanaugh and Ford both testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday. Ford claimed she was "100 percent" certain Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her. She could not explain how she got home, which was a 20-minute car ride from the party. All four people Ford named as attending the gathering have denied they were there, including her friend Leland Keyser, who claims they never socialized with Kavanaugh and says she does not know him.

Kavanaugh's confirmation was further delayed after Republicans acceded to Democrats' request for the FBI to investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh, which will conclude by the end of the week.

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