Already facing fierce opposition by Democratic leadership, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced a new hurdle this week when a woman levied claims that he attempted to force himself on her when both of them attended the same Maryland high school.
According to NBC News, a report on Friday detailed the claim, including the allegation that it happened during a party in the 1980s.
The woman claims Kavanaugh covered her face and turned up the music playing in the room to cover the sounds of her screams.
Kavanaugh quickly released a statement denying the woman’s claims.
“I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time,” he said.