For the next 20 years, when someone says, “But, women don’t lie about rape,” the reply is going to be, “Well what about at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings?”
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) September 27, 2018
Want to know what the most under reported story of the Kavanaugh hearings may have been? According to J. Christian Adams, who used to work for the DOJ, there were more than a thousand rape allegations against Kavanaugh.
— J. Christian Adams (@ElectionLawCtr) October 3, 2018
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One of those allegations that received more attention than many of the others was an initially anonymous accusation made to Democratic Senator Kamala Harris. Later, a woman named Judy Munro Leighton reached out to take responsibility for the letter. Senate Republicans investigated and found that she,
(1) is a left-wing activist; (2) is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh; and (3) lives in neither the Washington DC area nor California, but in Kentucky.
…Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original “Jane Doe” letter. When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the “Jane Doe” from Oceanside California who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: “No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe . . . but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. . . . I saw it online. It was news.” She further confessed to Committee investigators that (1) she “just wanted to get attention”; (2) “it was a tactic”; and (3) “that was just a ploy.” …When asked by Committee investigators whether she had ever met Judge Kavanaugh, she said: “Oh Lord, no.”
Happily, Republicans aren’t willing to just shrug this off. They’re referring her for prosecution.
I am writing to refer Ms. Judy Munro-Leighton for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 (materially false statements) and 1505 (obstruction), for materially false statements she made to the Committee during the course of the Committee’s investigation.
Any woman who makes a false rape allegation belongs in jail. Let’s hope Judy Munro Leighton ends up there as a lesson to all the other women ready to falsely accuse a man of rape because they want to “get attention.”