A woman who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has confessed to federal authorities that she made up the claims because she was ‘angry’ and she wanted to hurt his political career.
Senator Chuck Grassley referred the false accuser, Judy Munro-Leighton, to the Justice Department for investigation on Friday, after she admitted she ‘just wanted to get attention’ on Thursday.
Now it’s in the hands of the Department of Justice to investigate her for potentially making ‘materially false statements’ and for ‘obstruction’.
On September 19 Senator Kamala Harris received a letter signed Jane Doe, describing with graphic detail how Kavanaugh and a friend had supposedly raped her several times in the backseat of a car, but did not mention when or where.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed onto the Supreme Court on October 6 after undergoing public scrutiny as multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. Christine Blasey Ford led the forefront and testified before Senate Judiciary Committee to detail how she was raped back in the summer of 1982.
Senator Harris forwarded the Jane Doe letter to Committee investigators.
On September 26 the Committee questioned Kavanaugh and read out the letter to him. He responded saying: ‘The whole thing is ridiculous. Nothing ever — anything like that…The whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn’t happen, not anything close.’
Later that day the Committee publicly released the transcript of the interview as well as the full Jane Doe letter.
Then Munro-Leighton emailed the Committee staff days later on October 3 with the subject line: ‘I am Jane Doe from Oceanside CA — Kavanaugh raped me’, identifying herself as the letter’s author.
‘I refuse to allow Donald J. Trump to use me or my story as an ugly chant at one of his Republican rallies. I know that Jane Doe will get no media attention, but I am deathly afraid of revealing any information about myself of my family,’ she said in the e-mail.