Kavanaugh accuser admits making up claims of sexual assault to ‘get attention’: Media silent

Kavanaugh accuser admits making up claims of sexual assault to ‘get attention’: Media silent
Excerpt from 'Jane Doe’ letter accusing Kavanaugh

So much for the Left’s mantra during the Kavanaugh rape hearings to “believe women” who claim they were victims of sexual assault. A Kavanaugh accuser named Judy Munro-Leighton not only wasn’t assaulted by now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She also lied about having been the author an anonymous handwritten “Jane Doe” letter received in September by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) that detailed graphic sexual assault allegations

The letter, which was released with Kavanaugh’s testimony on the Committee’s website on Sept. 26, asserted that Kavanaugh and his friend “sexually assaulted and raped me in his car.” The letter was undated and provided no time frame of the incident. (Sound familiar?)

“Investigators were able to find Munro-Leighton due to her ‘relatively unique name,’ and determined she resided in Kentucky, Business Insider reports. “According to their findings, they deduced that she was what they described as a ‘left-wing activist,’ who is ‘decades older than Judge Kavanaugh.'”

After being interviewed by investigators on Thursday, Munro-Leighton, who had never met Kavanaugh in person, “admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original ‘Jane Doe’ letter,'” Grassley’s office said.

“No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention,” Munro-Leighton said to investigators. “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.”

On Friday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley sent a letter jointly to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for an investigation. In the letter, Grassley emphasizes:

[W]hen individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work. Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal. It is illegal to make materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements to Congressional investigators. It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations.

So how did the media handle this story? They didn’t. A search for Leighton’s name in The New York Times, Washington Post, and broadcast networks returned zero results.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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