Brett Kavanaugh, Julie Swetnick

An ex-boyfriend of Julie Swetnick, the third accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, says he filed a restraining order against her in 2001.

Richard Vinnechy tells Politico.com he filed a restraining order against Swetnick after she threatened him and his family.

"She's not credible, not at all," said Vinnechy, referring to Swetnick's declaration that Kavanaugh and another boy ran a "train" on girls in the early 1980s.

Swetnick, 55, was a college sophomore when she claimed Kavanaugh raped her in 1982. Kavanaugh was still in high school at the time.

Swetnick, who was in college, claimed she attended 10 house parties where she saw 16-year-old Kavanaugh and his high school buddies spike punch bowls with liquor, then line up outside a door to rape inebriated girls while she watched.

Vinnechy, 63, filed a restraining order against Swetnick on March 1, 2001, alleging that she threatened him after he ended their four year relationship.

Christine Blasey Ford was the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of assaulting her at a house party in the 1980s. She claims Kavanaugh held her down on a bed and groped her before she managed to escape.

A second woman, Deborah Ramirez, claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a house party when they were both students at Yale in 1983.

No corroborating witnesses have come forward to support the accusers' version of events.
Several witnesses who were named by Ford denied being at the parties.

Lawyer Michael Avenenatti, who represents Swetnick, called the restraining order "irrelevant."

“Why are you all attacking a sexual assault victim? Would that be appropriate in a court of law?” he asked reporters.

Vinnechy, a registered Democrat, said he has evidence that will prove Swetnick is not being truthful.

He said he will withhold that evidence until he speaks with an attorney.

“I have a lot of facts, evidence, that what she’s saying is not true at all,” he told the news outlet. “I would rather speak to my attorney first before saying more.”

Kavanaugh will clear his name Thursday before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday morning. Ford is also testifying before the Senate Committee on Thursday morning.

A Senate vote will be held on Friday morning to confirm Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Justice. The GOP has enough votes to confirm him.

  • Phillybruh

    I believe all these women, if the standard is the 60 women who accused Bill Cosby were able to tell their stories without having to provide any proof and frankly weren't even challenged on what happened. Then each and every women who comes forward is telling the truth. If Bill Cosby is doing 3-10 then this man shouldn't be on the supreme court he did what he's being accused of.

  • nick c

    Bill was disposed and admitted to it he failed to have his lawyers prevent the accusers he paid off from any future claims big mistake on his part.

  • iWasteTime

    There will be more than these 3 women.
    The sad part is he'll be confirmed. 45 has 27 women and still became 45. Maybe Bill should have ran for office ...

  • Phillybruh

    I agree, I believe all 60 women.

  • Alextra Ballard

    You are right on pointt...what's good for the goose is good for the gander

  • nick c

    These scotus picks will never be the same I think there was a book by John Grisham on it and what people go through to change the court.

  • Alextra Ballard

    What does filing a restraining order against your ex,has to do with being sexual assaulted. Absolutely nothing.Smh@that asshole tryna diminish her credibility

  • dontgetblocked

    This is a waste of taxpayer money. When you research Ford, she seemed obsessed with this man and his career for years. Her only witnesses are her husband and family friends who weren't there and she allegedly told them about the incident 25 years later. Just confirm the man and move on. Our money can be put to better use.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ummmm in related news. Why didn't I know that Jared Leto had a predilection for underage girls. Apparently, it's well known but no one talks about it. Just on the heels of Bill Cosby, I think we should be locking EVERYONE up...

    I mean after all this is not about race; it's about the victims.

  • Phillybruh

    But one flaw in your argument, was that it was her mother who sent the original letter.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Testimony from a (possibly bitter) ex-boyfriend is supposed to sway us?

    What does his story have to do with what this woman is alleging that Brett Kavanaugh did? Nothing.

  • Phillybruh

    Are they moving on from Drake so fast

  • Phillybruh

    And amazing how they have these ex-boyfriends at the ready for stories that they allegedly knew nothing about a week ago

  • Jethro

    The blog owner is pandering to the base. Deplorables will fall for anything.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    And she also told her story to her therapist/counselor 6 years ago, long before Kavanaugh would become a nominee for the Supreme Court.

  • Yoni7

    Who did her eyeliner?

  • Ni Ni

    This is becoming a mess nationwide. Parents need to start explaining to their children early on that if someone touches them, etc., they need to tell right away & explain that there is a good chance they won't be believed if they wait to long if something did happen.
    How do you know who's telling the truth? How can you trust people with every detail from 30 years ago?

    Maybe there should be ad campaigns to let people know it's ok to report something as soon as it happens. Folks are already becoming desensitized. I know im tired of hearing about it, although i feel bad for real victims.

  • Scromes1212

    WOT smh he will be confirmed and they can keep trying all these back door tactics but it's a done deal.

  • Li-Wright

    This is getting nasty.
    Was the restraining order granted?

  • Evillene

    ??????

    Yes, well, being gang-raped as a child can sometimes lead to difficulty and dysfunction in interpersonal interactions as an adult. Just say "no" to gang-rape...

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Aye Caramba ?????
    Crazy hoes EVERYWHERE but it still doesnt mean Kavanugh didnt partake in the gangbang...
    Kavanaugh’s people are working HARD ???

  • Scromes1212

    See how this sh*t goes now smh the same people questioning Bill Cosby's SIXTY accusers are now saying they believe 3 females that showed up last week talking about he pulled out his di*k 30 years ago smh This is what it's come to

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Add Woody Harrelson to your list too

  • Phillybruh

    Can't beat them join them.

  • Li-Wright
  • Candance

    So none of this even matters.

  • Mielle Downey

    The Creepy Porn lawyers has pulled some wacko who was in college put her pedo behind preferred partying with young boys.
    I believe there are real victims that need all the energy they are giving to Ford and the rest of the twilight Zone accusers.
    Andrew McCabe's Lawyer Is on Christine Ford's Legal Team ( no it's not political).
    Debra Katz, the main lawyer for Dr. Ford, attended the rally, which was promoted as protesting against President Donald Trump ( but t's not political).

  • hi-liter

    Dr. Ford's testimony...….listening right now....she is very detailed about the incident. She and her husband had to have couples counseling in April 2012 and she talked about the incident in couples therapy.

    I. Believe. Every. Word

  • Alextra Ballard

    It sometimes molds the person you are

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yes Ma'am

  • Scromes1212

    If pulling out your di*k when you were a teenager is a crime then I should have got life without parole smh

  • JV

    Kind of surprised this didn't get an Open Post/Live Blog status. Annoyed I can't watch it right now.

  • City girl

    That explains one of the reasons why you're a Trump supporter. You perverts stick together.

  • ohdearme

    The ex has an axe to grind so, meh what does his accusation have to do with her Kavanaugh experience? NOTHING!

  • Scromes1212

    If two teenagers in a room together and i pull my piece out that makes me a pervert. Smh how exactly do I have sex without pulling my d*ck out ? Smh y'all are delusional. Cosby put drugs in females drinks and y'all support him but call a teenager a criminal for pulling out his d*ck. Black folks have a problem with logic smh

  • Candance

    Isn't this the time for the #MeToo people show up???

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    These Republicans seem to believe everything the accused rapist says, but nothing that the victim says. Typical.

  • JV

    You would think they'd call Kavanaugh's friend, Judge, to testify. Funny he didn't want to...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. The accusers are asking for more scrutiny and more investigating of their claims... while Kavanaugh and the GOP want less. That tells you a lot right there.

  • hi-liter

    You mean Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's friend. Dr. Ford is the victim.

  • JV

    Even more telling, Judge's testimony would probably help their case. Makes it look like Judge doesn't want to get with a federal crime for lying.

  • JV

    Yeah, brain fart.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Vinnechy, 63, filed a restraining order against Swetnick on March 1, 2001,
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Anybody can file a restraining order which has nothing to do with him getting white-boy drunk and sexually harassing or raping women. It's what a lot of them grew up doing -- almost like a rite of passage.

  • City girl

    First of all i'm not supporting Cosby. That being said, why would you expose yourself to someone who hasn't given you consent for doing so? Like I said, you're a disgusting pervert. End of discussion.

  • Phillybruh

    It depends did you force someone to touch it when you pulled it out?

  • Lady_Elle

    This woman may have LOTS & LOTS of issues...
    Gang raped? I can't even imagine!

  • Scromes1212

    Absolutely not smh I'm just speaking on pulling out period. That's not a crime and shouldn't be looked down on. Is a female pulling out her breast a crime? No difference

  • Lady_Elle

    I am watching....
    I BELIEVE Dr. Ford!
    Where is this Judge guy? Oh yeah at Bethany Beach!
    He should be questioned...

  • hi-liter

    Yes, very compelling, emotional testimony. Very Credible.

  • Scromes1212

    I'm sure it would be looked at the same way if a woman was in a room with a man and pulled out her breast, right? Lol you sound crazy. If we are in The room together and we start getting intimate and one person takes off a piece of clothing that's not a crime. You say no and y'all both move on, period.

  • the guest

    Waiting for Kavanaugh to be charged...

    Waiting for all of his accusers to be lined up, styled and featured on the cover of magazines, waiting for him to be sentenced to prison 40 years after his alleged rapes. Waiting...

  • the guest

    Nope,

    They will never show up and protest again because they took down the black man they were paid to organize to persecute.

  • Lady_Elle

    Swetnick likely has a HISTORY of failed relationships!
    This is one of the many ways SEXUAL ASSAULT impacts the victim.

  • Quitedeliteful

    And it seems like we are going to be waiting a long time...

  • Mielle Downey

    Does the accuser not know where the local police station is . Once they report the incident to the proper authorities it can then be collected in the background check done by the FBI. People know your right it's just plain asinine not to. For the life of me education seems like it is useless now days . People seem like they only want to be attention slores.

  • Mielle Downey

    It seems black people are so used to being guilty until proven innocent the rule of laws seems like a fantasy to them. smh we are a nation of laws not accusations and accusers.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She was 15 when this happened.
    A lot of 15 year old girls get raped and dont tell anybody for many years, for a variety of reasons. Please educate yourself about this topic.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    She's a real winner. Going to 10 parties and having sex with under age kids. She’s got real issues.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Well that depends which story you’re going by. She’s has many.

  • Mielle Downey

    well she could have done this in July but no they wanted to prove a point and now because this grown educated woman did not report her accusation to the police it did not turn up in the 6 background checks. Just saying if you walk into the room backwards through the back door how to you present your self as a credible person? Why couldn't she have gone to the police in July? or was she triggered by the confirmation heraing?

  • Mielle Downey

    or she could be bi polar.

  • Mielle Downey

    She is an actual Pedo who probably had mental issues and didn't know how to relate to men her age and preferred hanging around teenagers she could manipulate. She was 19 or 20 hanging around sleeping with 14/15 year old boys. this is not right someone needs to lock her up and investigate her.

  • Mielle Downey

    Ford delivered her opening statement with a shaky voice and said that Kavanaugh’s assault against her drastically altered her life.

    As she concluded her opening remarks, she giggled and asked for “caffeine.”

  • Dun Dilly

    She's the type that will end up teaching high school and giving top head to the 10th graders.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    #blocked

  • City girl

    Sigh. You're forgetting that these women DIDN'T GIVE CONSENT. What part of that is so hard for you to comprehend. Like I said, you're a pervert.

  • hi-liter

    I'm going by the one I'm hearing coming out of her mouth.

  • Scromes1212

    You just don't like me because of Trump smh and the funny part is you knew you didn't before you replied to my comment smh why read my comments if you don't like me? Why reply to them? Smh y'all are strange

  • hottlanta

    All l been hearing was white kids partying drinking n having lots of sex. No one said where was the parents when all of this was going on with all of thé beer in the house. I am sure some of thé parents r still alive for someone 2 ask them those questions. Now l wanna know how many black parents r gonna take their kids out of white schools looking at all of this. No one seems 2 give me an answer 2 my questions 2day.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I hear there are 5 accusers now. If the Republicans do confirmed him, they can kiss your jobs goodbye! SMH!

  • City girl

    Omg, just stfu. Now your deflecting. What does me liking you have to do with stating FACTS. Just keep it moving. Disgusting.

  • Stationarity

    Statue of limitations.

  • Mielle Downey

    non for maryland sweetie.

  • Faithz

    Hear we go again, it's time for a Laugh.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIxYCDbRGJc

  • dontgetblocked

    Her mother? That's a credible witness.

  • dontgetblocked

    He was a Federal judge. She followed his career. She's a stalker.

  • Scromes1212

    Why are you still replying to me? Your deflecting smh you took a comment I made about being a teenager and started saying crazy stuff smh what did I say about not getting consent? You just butt hurt like I said cause you clearly read all my comments to bring up Trump when I said nothing about Trump smh kick rocks

  • PhillyFacts

    Bill's stated previously they were partying, and she was a fully able willing participate right. If she wasn't I still need someone to explain the repeated phone calls she made to him, the repeated dates, and not to mention her telling a colleague she was framing a high profile celebrity she slept with. I personally don't believe this mess for one minute and feel a lot of these women are exploiting, the "Me Too" movement for financial gain, and making it hard real victims of sexual assault, and abuse. Also, there is no coincidence when one come forward a million others follow...

  • Stationarity

    Well - She still requested an FBI investigation so she is not opposed to law enforcement. What’s the difference between the FBI investigating in July or right now?

    She mentioned today and earlier that she felt like it was her civic duty to let people know.

    Does a simple police report actually show up on a background check or does it have to be an indictment charge, or guilty verdict?

  • Ryan

    Well, you know you can always trust what the ex has to say.

  • Mielle Downey

    let me spell it out and why she is an activist :The UCR data (The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) compiles official data on crime in the United States) only reflect the most serious offense in the case of connected crimes and has a very restrictive definition of rape. Since about 93% of the data submitted to the FBI is in this format, the UCR stands out as the publication of choice as most states require law enforcement agencies to submit this data.
    The steps for rape are go to police so the crime can be documented
    Then when the FBI is looking if it is relevant to one of their federal cases( meaning crime that happen on federal property it will show up and be investigated. What came first the cow or the moo.

  • Mielle Downey

    not if you are a lunatic who stalks him and his family and he has a police report to prove your unstable.

  • Mielle Downey

    Judge pulled a Mariah Carey on her and said I don't know her.

  • Bass
  • Mielle Downey

    This is what she has been facing all her life. Did you notice she was white and most her relative are also. Rocket scientist . Are you serious? This is a white damsel in distress. she is right at home amongst her uncles and kin folk I heard she married one and has one as a son. Eisenstein

  • Mielle Downey

    White women problems - Ford's polygraph expert has been a subcontractor of the Democrat law firm representing Ford in DC. Hanafin's a "progressive" from Boston who says that when administering polygraphs on "victims" like Ford u automatically "believe them" & don't ask them specific questions

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You’re an idiot

  • Ryan

    The sad irony is that apparently you've been stalking this comments section all day.

  • Bass

    She's facing men who don't give a shit if she's telling the truth. Their agenda is one thing, and one thing only.

    Now stfu, and take your misguided ass out of my reply.

    Matter of fact dumbass, you're now blocked.

  • hottlanta

    Am l suppose 2 feel sad. Where was the all white sympathy for anita hill. Was a black female psychologist flown in 2 make her feel comfortable. White female privilège at work n on display.

  • Mielle Downey

    Are you insane? When have you ever seen white men in power not give a care about a whte damsel in distress. you must hush and stop interjecting your self into white women problems. because unless you walk in her shoes you do not know her privileges.

  • Mielle Downey

    No what sad is you have been stalking me. how ironic.

  • Ryan

    Your name is up and down the comments you stupid mongrel! ? BYE troll.

  • Eileen

    interesting...

  • Eileen

    May th TRUTH prevail....

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    He’s going to get off that’s why he’s so calm. This is rape culture lately I see.

  • Candance

    EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!

  • wendy kay

    If you are Not guilty you should get off a rape charge, anyone can accuse. Innocent until proven guilty, it isn't the other way around.All three of these women lack any evidence, and in a court of law their case would not even be admitted.