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’ as a ‘ploy’ 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’.
Munro-Leighton sent an anonymous letter to Senator Kamala Harris on September 19, 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 letter to Committee investigators and Munro-Leighton was interviewed on September 26 via the phone and asked about the letter.
Then Munro-Leighton emailed the Committee staff 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.
‘I watched in horror as Trump vilified Dr. Blasey-Ford. I will not allow this abuse to be directed toward me,’ she added.
In her e-mail she referred to her earlier letter sent to Senator Harris and even included a typed version.
Senate investigators tracked her down and interviewed her. Although she signed her letter as ‘Jane Doe of Oceanside, California’ she was found in Kentucky.
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Source: Daily Mail