Seth Meyers rips into Brett Kavanaugh's virgin defence against sexual misconduct allegations

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  • Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school and college, and there are that additional accusers may come forward.
  • Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, claiming in a recent Fox News interview couldn’t have sexually assaulted anyone because he didn’t have sex until “many years after” college.
  • But during “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Tuesday, Seth Meyers tore into Kavanaugh’s defence.
  • “It does not matter if you were a virgin,” Meyers said. “You are being accused of sexual assault, not sexual intercourse. Those things have nothing to do with each other. It’s the same as saying I couldn’t have robbed that bank, I’m a virgin.”
  • He continued: “Devoting yourself to celibacy doesn’t mean you can’t be a sexual assaulter. Just ask thousands of priests.”
  • Meyers also criticised Kavanaugh for using friendship with women as a defence and participating in “the ritual of making your wife sit next to you while you deny sexual assault allegations.”
  • Ford will testify on Thursday and the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination Friday.
  • Watch the full segment below.

If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can visit RAINN or call its hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to receive confidential support from a trained staff member.

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