After dropping a supposed bombshell allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend, the New York Times has significantly walked back that article with a major correction.
As reported by The Hill, the article in question seemed to expand upon the allegations made against Kavanaugh by a woman named Deborah Ramirez, while then-Judge Kavanaugh was going through the Supreme Court confirmation process. The article alleged that Kavanaugh, as a college student, was once at a dorm party where he exposed himself to a drunk female student, similar to Ramirez’s allegation.
But the New York Times issued a correction on Monday revealing that the woman involved in the alleged incident “declined to be interviewed, and friends say she does not recall the episode.”
The man responsible for this new allegation, Max Stier, has since been identified by The Federalist’s Sean Davis as a former defense attorney for the Clintons, and had previously appeared at an event for the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas.
It was nearly one year ago when Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by one of the narrowest margins in history, after three unsubstantiated – and in some cases, debunked – allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him.