Judge Brett Kavanaugh categorically denied allegations of sexual misconduct, published late Sunday by The New Yorker, of a former Yale University freshman classmate, Deborah Ramirez, even as attorney Michael Avenatti claimed to represent a third, unnamed woman in the growing scandal.

“This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so,” Kavanaugh said in a statement to the magazine.

“This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name — and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building — against these last-minute allegations.”

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Kerri Kupec, a White House spokesperson, told the magazine that President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh on July 9 to succeed the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, remains steadfast in support of his nominee.

“This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man. This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say. The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh.”

Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director for the Judicial Crisis Network, warned that “Senate Republicans must not allow unsubstantiated and discredited allegations from over three decades ago to destroy the life and reputation of a good man. Countless people from every phase of Brett Kavanaugh’s life have testified that he is a good man of the highest character and integrity.”

Severino also pointed out that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) “vowed to oppose Kavanaugh with everything he’s got, and apparently that took the form of character assassination. This has all of the ingredients of a smear campaign on steroids. Senate Republicans should stand up to these unsubstantiated and discredited allegations and move forward with a vote to confirm Kavanaugh.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called for postponement of the panel’s scheduled Thursday meeting to hear testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

“This has all of the ingredients of a smear campaign on steroids.”

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Ramirez, 53, studied psychology and sociology at Yale and attended a party in the school’s Lawrence Hall dormitory where Kavanaugh lived as a freshman in 1983, the magazine said. She said she was invited to the party by a member of Yale’s women’s soccer team.

The party included a great deal of drinking, sexual antics, and sexual misconduct. Ramirez admitted that her memories were not entirely clear on some aspects of the experience, but she insisted on having no doubt that Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face and that she pushed it away. He then pulled his pants up.

The New Yorker has been preparing the article, which went live at 7:49 p.m. Sunday, for several weeks, during which time Senate Democrats leaped at the opportunity to call for Kavanaugh’s withdrawal.

“This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. It should be fully investigated,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told the magazine.

An unnamed Senate Democratic aide told The New Yorker “these allegations seem credible, and we’re taking them very seriously. If established, they’re clearly disqualifying.”

Avenatti first came to national attention last year representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in litigation against Trump.

A few minutes before The New Yorker posted its story, Avenatti tweeted this message, followed shortly thereafter with another one explaining his client is not Ramirez: