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Woman Referred to DOJ for Making False Kavanaugh Allegations

The Senate Judiciary Committee referred a woman to the Justice Department who admitted her sexual assault allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh a “tactic” and a “ploy,” according to a Friday letter from Sen. Chuck Grassley to FBI Director Christopher Wray. In the letter, Grassley describes that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) received a letter in September from a “Jane Doe” who claimed Kavanaugh and another person raped her “several times each” in the backseat of her car—but did not give the incident date or location. In early October, a woman named Judy Munro-Leighton identified herself as the “Jane Doe” in an email to the Judiciary Committee claiming she was “deathly afraid” of her identity becoming public. Grassley states the Committee investigated and found Munro-Leighton was a “left-wing activist” who was “decades older than Judge Kavanaugh.” The “Jane Doe” letter also was signed from Oceanside, CA, but the committee found Munro-Leighton lived in Kentucky. In a phone conversation with the committee, Munro-Leighton that she “just wanted to get attention” with the claim and she had never met Justice Kavanaugh. Munro-Leighton was referred the DOJ for potentially making “materially false statements” and for “obstruction.”