Julie Swetnick Sued Employer for Sexual Harrassment, Her Lawyer’s Firm Now Reps Christine Blasey Ford

Julie Swetnick received a financial settlement after a sexual harassment complaint against her former employer — and she was represented at the time by the firm run by Debra Katz — who now happens to represent Christine Blasey Ford.

Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of something nefarious, claims that he was at parties she frequented where girls were raped. She alleges that she was eventually raped at one of the parties after failing to notify authorities about the “gang rapes.”

Kavanaugh has denied knowing her.

According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal:

In 1993, she filed a criminal harassment complaint with state prosecutors in Maryland against a podiatrist and his wife, alleging repeated phone calls, according to court records, but the case was withdrawn two months after it was filed.

In 2001, Ms. Swetnick was the defendant in a domestic-violence case filed by Richard Venneccy in Miami-Dade County, Fla. The case was dismissed when both parties failed to appear in court in March of that year, according to court documents reviewed by the Journal.

Roughly a decade ago, Ms. Swetnick was involved in a dispute with her former employer, New York Life Insurance Co., over a sexual-harassment complaint she filed, according to people familiar with the matter. Representing her in the complaint was the firm run by Debra Katz, the lawyer currently representing Dr. Ford. The company ultimately reached a financial settlement with Ms. Swetnick, the people said.

Swetnick also has a problem paying taxes. In 2015, she owed $30,000 in unpaid taxes causing Maryland’s comptroller filing a lien against her in Anne Arundel County.

“In 2017, the Internal Revenue Service filed a lien on Ms. Swetnick’s Washington apartment for $40,303 in unpaid taxes, and released it in March, saying the tax bill had been paid,” WSJ reports.

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