Another woman has admitted that she made up a graphic rape allegation against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in order to try an derail the judge’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Shortly after Dr. Ford’s allegation surfaced, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) received a letter from a Jane Doe in Oceanside California. In the letter, the anonymous woman detailed an incident where reported that Judge Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her “several times each.”
A few days later, the Senate Judiciary Committee received a follow-up letter from their Jane Doe. This time, the letter’s author revealed herself as Judy Monro-Leighton. In her letter, she claimed that she felt a “Jane Doe” letter wouldn’t get any attention so she decided to come forward with her name.
Although she revealed her identity, she failed to provide any details as to where or when the alleged attack had taken place.
At the time that the allegations surfaced, Judge Kavanaugh called the accusation “ridiculous,” adding, ” [T]he whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn’t happen, not anything close.”
Once the Senate Judiciary Committee staff heard Judge Kavanaugh’s denial and learned Monro-Leighton’s identity, they began to do some research into her past. In their research, they found out:
- She is a “left-wing activist.”
- She is a few decades older than Judge Kavanaugh.
- She lives in Kentucky, not in California or Washington D.C. as she had claimed.
When committee staff confronted her about these inconsistencies, she admitted that she was not the Jane Doe from the first letter, rather she wanted to make sure that accusation received more attention.
Monro-Leighton told investigators that she wasn’t actually attacked by Judge Kavanaugh, saying:
“No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe . . . but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. . . . I saw it online. It was news.”
She also admitted that she was using a “tactic” and a “ploy” to get this accusation more attention in hopes that it would sink Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.
In response to these false allegations, Sen. Grassley penned a letter referring the matter to the FBI and urging them to bring charges against Monro-Leighton.
It is unclear what actions the FBI will take in response to these false allegations.