Kavanagh Accuser's Ex-Boyfriend: I Was Sexually Assaulted, I Don’t Believe Her
retired Washington, D.C. weatherman explains why he doesn't beleive Julie Swetnick
The third Kavanagh Accuser, who is becoming increasingly more unbelievable, has had multiple doubts cast on her story, including her ex-boyfriend.
During an interview with NBC, Swetnick began to display uncertainty on her own allegations with blunders like confusing Kavanaugh’s name with another man’s.
But a retired Washington, D.C. weatherman, who was involved in a relationship with Swetnick in the 1990s said she never once mentioned anything about being sexually assaulted.
"Julie never said anything about being sexually assaulted, raped, gang-raped or having sex against her will.”
“She never mentioned Brett Kavanaugh in any capacity,” Ketterer wrote.
According to WJ: A Utah man named Dennis Ketterer reached out to the Hatch office this week with news about accuser Julie Swetnick, and her allegations against Judge Kavanaugh.
In the letter, Ketterer described how he met Swetnick in a D.C. bar in 1993.
During that bar chat, Ketterer’s statement said, Swetnick expressed an enthusiasm in having sex with more than one man at a time.
“I asked her if this was just a fantasy of hers. She responded that she first tried sex with multiple guys while in high school and still liked it from time-to-time. She brought it up because she wanted to know if I would be interested in that,” Ketterer said in his statement.
Although Ketterer was married, he and Swetnick developed a “physical” relationship, though it never progressed as far as sex, according to the statement. Swetnick, Ketterer wrote, was “very aggressive sexually.”
“I’m not implying I didn’t like her advances, I just wasn’t ready to make the jump,” he wrote. “It came to a head, so we talked about sex.”
During that discussion, Ketterer wrote, Swetnick said “she would like to have sex with more than one guy at a time … She wanted to know if that would be OK in our relationship.”
It wasn’t, Ketterer wrote.
“AIDS was a huge issue at the time. And I had children. Due to her directly having stated a penchant for group sex, I decided not to see her anymore. It put my head back on straight. It was the last conversation we had.”
Ketterer wrote that the closest he came to contact with Swetnick after that was in 1996, when he ran in the Democratic primary for Congress in Maryland’s 8th District. (He lost, getting 26 percent of the vote, according to The Baltimore Sun.)
He wrote that he contacted Swetnick’s father, thinking that her looks, personality and “great smile” could help his campaign.
Swetnick’s father, he wrote, told him Swetnick had “problems” and wouldn’t be of use on a campaign. The father then hung up, Ketterer wrote.
That was the end of the relationship until Ketterer — now a Utah resident and Republican who does not support President Donald Trump, according to The Sun — felt moved to write the letter amid the Kavanaugh confirmation controversy, according to his statement.
His statement about Swetnick — if it’s true — casts serious doubt on Swetnick’s Kavanaugh story.
During their relationship, Ketterer insisted he never had a hint that there was the kind of trauma in Swetnick’s past that her claims about Kavanaugh would indicate now.
Remember, Swetnick and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, claim she “became aware” that Kavanaugh was part of a group that drugged and gang-raped women in the 1980s. She claimed she was one of the group’s victims.
Ketterer maintains Swetnick never suggested such a thing.
Whatever Swetnick does sexually is her own affair, of course. And Ketterer’s clearly romantic — if not sexual — involvement with her while he was married is nothing to be proud of, as his statement admitted. Whatever happened between them, though, would generally not be the public’s business.
But since Swetnick’s claims are aiming to scuttle a Supreme Court nomination for a man who by all accounts will make a fine justice on the high court, Americans are qualified to know something about the past of the woman making those claims.
That knowledge will help judge credibility of the claims. And to Ketterer, Swetnick’s claims apparently have no plausibility at all.
Swetnick’s NBC interview might not have helped win over doubters. Even reporter Kate Snow, who did the interview with Swetnick over the weekend, told viewers before it aired, “NBC News, for the record, has not been able to independently verify her claims.
There are things she told us on camera that differ from her written statements last week.”
In his statement, Ketterer indicated he knows something about sexual abuse trauma, too.
“I know what it’s like to be sexually assaulted and not be believed,” he said in the statement. “I was 9 years old when it happened at the hands of my grandfather’s best friend.”
That’s no small thing to talk about publicly.
And coming across as it does, from a man who spent a career in the media that was far different from the glare of the spotlight that’s surrounding the Kavanaugh confirmation story, it has an air of honesty that Swetnick and her media-ambulance-chasing attorney Michael Avenatti will never have.