Utah man Dennis Ketterer says Swetnick's claims false; Avenatti threatens suit
(KUTV) — A Utah man claimed he knows one of Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers, and said he doubts her credibility.
Dennis Ketterer told 2News that Julie Swetnick, who said she’s a victim of gang rape, broached having group sex with him during a brief relationship 25 years ago.
“She brought up having multiple men from time to time,” said Ketterer, who was once a TV meteorologist, and a Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland. “And she said, ‘Oh, I’ve done this since high school off and on.”
According to Ketterer, his relationship with Swetnick was “physical” but did not include intercourse, and only lasted two weeks.
Ketterer said he met her at a Washington, DC bar in 1993, and saw her repeatedly at her home. At one meeting, Ketterer — who was married at the time — said they spoke of “sexual preferences,” and that’s when the discussion turned to group sex. He said he was taken aback, and quickly left Swetnick’s apartment.
Swetnick has accused Kavanaugh of spiking drinks at "gang rape parties," and standing in line to abuse girls, when Kavanaugh was a high school student.
The nominee has steadfastly denied Swetnick’s allegations, saying they never happened, and are “from the Twilight Zone.”
As for Ketterer’s claim about Swetnick, her lawyer Michael Avenatti told 2News, “he is an absolute liar. We are going to be filing a defamation case against him for the false statements that appeared throughout his letter.
“She knew him, but did not know him well,” said Avenatti, who also represents Stormy Daniels, and has quickly become one of the highest profile attorneys in the country. “They never had a physical relationship, and he should be ashamed of the lies he has told.”
Ketterer said he has “ammunition to fight back. If he sues me, I will go after him because he’s defamed my character. I have stuff he doesn’t know about.”
Ketterer would not reveal specifics, other than saying “it relates to substantiating the relationship.”
He said he’s spoken to investigators on the judiciary committee staff, but has not been contacted by the FBI.