‘HORRIBLE, HURTFUL’

Report: Kavanaugh Letter Signer Just Learned He Sexually Demeaned Her in Yearbook

In Georgetown Prep’s 1983 yearbook, Brett Kavanaugh and several other football players listed themselves as “Renate Alumni,” The New York Times reports, in an apparently crude reference to Renate Schroeder Dolphin, who attended a nearby Catholic high school at the time. Dolphin, one of 64 women who signed a letter this month defending Kavanaugh’s character after he was accused of sexually assault while in high school, told the Times she was stunned by the yearbook references. “I don’t know what ‘Renate Alumnus’ actually means. I can’t begin to comprehend what goes through… the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful, and simply untrue,” Dolphin said. “I pray their daughters are never treated this way.” Kavanaugh’s lawyer, Alexandra Walsh, told the newspaper that Dolphin and Kavanaugh were friends in high school and “shared a brief kiss” after a high-school event. Dolphin told the Times that she doesn’t recall kissing Kavanaugh. His yearbook page also lists him as the “treasurer” of the “Keg City Club,” and reads “100 kegs or bust.”