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.