Published On: Thu, Sep 27th, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney Debra Katz ran law firm that Julie Swetnik used to sue former employer for sexual assault

Another bizarre linked has been called into question between the Brett Kavanaugh accusers as The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday that Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney, Debra Katz, ran the law firm accuser Julie Swetnik used to sue her former employer for sexual assault.

“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,” Journalreported late Tuesday.

“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.”

Swetnik’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti appeared on CNN, Avenatti confirmed that he learned of the New York Life case during his “vetting” of the accuser, saying “(Katz is) one of the leading lawyers in Washington, DC, on sexual harassment and other types of claims, so it’s not surprising that she used her.”

Avenatti added there was “no coordination whatsoever” between Katz and his client on Swetnick’s accusation against Kavanaugh.

A spokesperson for New York Life told The Wall Street Journal that Swetnick worked for the organization for less than two years. Katz’s people did not respond to questions from the WSJ.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports that Swetnick appears to have had her share of major financial struggles in recent years: Swetnick also claims to have a security clearance with the IRS despite having recently had a $40,000 judgement against her for unpaid taxes. She settled a $40,303 IRS judgement on March 23 of this year, according to a public records search. Maryland court records show a $62,821 tax lien filed against her on Oct. 2, 2015.

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