New York Times reporting new allegation against Brett Kavanaugh

A former Yale classmate told senators and the FBI that he saw Kavanaugh with his pants down at a drunken party where friends pushed his genitals onto a female student, the newspaper says.
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surrounding supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh. A new report, another incident of alleged sexual misconduct while at Yale. Tonight, ABC news has reached the woman at the center of this new alleged incident, and what she now says. Here's ABC's senior national correspondent Terry Moran. Reporter: The new allegation against Brett Kavanaugh reigniting the bitter partisan fight over his fitness for the nation's highest court and prompting calls for his impeachment. "The New York Times" now reporting that max Stier, Kavanaugh's former Yale classmate, told senators and the FBI last year that he "Saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a drunken dorm party," where friends pushed his genitals onto a female student. His claim never investigated by the FBI. The shocking story strikingly similar to an allegation made by another Yale classmate, Deborah Ramirez, at the height of Kavanaugh's confirmation battle. Ramirez alleged Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a different party when they were both drunk, and when she shoved him away, she says she was touched without her consent. Kavanaugh flatly denying that and all allegations of sexual misconduct. None of the witnesses in the room support that. The -- if that had happened, that would have been the talk of campus. Reporter: Kavanaugh is not commenting on this latest charge, but his defenders call it a political smear and point out that "The times" article, adapted from a new book out this week, originally omitted a key fact which editors later added. The book says that the female student Stier described, quote, "Refused to discuss the incident" and "Several of her friends said she does not recall it." They've just announced there's a correction, but to do that about a supreme court justice is a terrible thing. Reporter: Tonight, ABC news has learned that senator Chris coons, Democrat of Delaware, heard from Stier and sent this letter to the FBI urging investigators to follow up on October 2nd. Kavanaugh was confirmed to the court four days later. On the campaign trail, several Democrats are questioning the investigation's legitimacy. There's not been a robust, a meaningful, investigation. My concern here is that the process was a sham. Terry Moran live at the court tonight. And Terry, ABC news has reached the woman at the center of this allegation. "The times" reporting her friends say she doesn't remember the incident. She's refused to discuss it with them. But she did have something to say to our team? Reporter: She did, David. E said she's not doing interviews, but when we asked her, are there other sources that we could speak to about her story, she told us, simply, all I can say is, ask Brett. Terry Moran, live at the supreme court. Thank you.

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