US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, above, dismissed new allegations of sexual misconduct against him and said such false charges cannot force him to withdraw his nomination.
Kavanaugh said efforts are being made to prevent the vote on his confirmation, destroy his good name, threaten his family and drive him out.
Such smear campaigns debase public discourse and pose a threat to any individual who wishes to serve the country, he said.
On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, is going to testify that Kavanaugh drunkenly groped her during a party when they were in high school.
A second woman, Deborah Ramirez, has alleged that he drunkenly exposed himself to her at a dormitory party when they were classmates in Yale University during the early 1980s.
Kavanaugh dismissed both allegations of sexual misconduct as false. He told Fox News that he has a virgin at school and never ever sexually assaulted anyone. He denied even knowing Ford or attending the party she mentioned.
Ramirez said in a New Yorker report on Sunday that she was shocked and humiliated by the incident while participating in a drinking game along with Kavanaugh and other friends.
Ramirez said she remembers Kavanaugh laughing as he pulled up his pants.
She acknowledged gaps in her memory as the event took place 35 years ago. It took nearly a week for her to piece together the memories of that night party with Kavanaugh.
But her classmates were already talking or exchanging emails about the incident and the news reached reporters Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, who contacted Ramirez’s classmates to check facts before breaking the story for New Yorker.
Some of Ramirez’s classmates believe the allegation against Kavanaugh was completely out of character.
Kavanaugh says the alleged event did not happen.
A White House spokeswoman said the latest allegation is part of a smear campaign by the Democrats while some Republicans called it an attempt by the two accusers and Democrats to delay and obstruct the judge’s confirmation.
For confirmation, Kavanaugh has to be approved by the 21-strong Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate.