Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday defended himself against the sexual assault allegations roiling his nomination by saying he was a virgin through high school and college.
“We’re talking about an allegation of sexual assault,” Kavanaugh said in a clip released from his interview on Fox News Channel’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”
“I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone,” Kavanaugh said. “I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter … The girls from the schools I went to, and I, were friends.”
“Through all these years that were in question, you were a virgin?” Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked.
“That’s correct,” Kavanaugh replied, adding that he did not have sex until “many years after” college.
At another point in the interview, Kavanaugh vowed he is “not going anywhere” despite the allegations.
“I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process,” he said, sitting beside his wife as she nodded.
Kavanaugh during the interview denied attending the party in Ford’s account.
In an interview with Fox News, Kavanaugh said, “[I am] not questioning and have not questioned that perhaps Dr. Ford at some point in her life was sexually assaulted by someone at some place but what I know is I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone.”
Ford has stated that she is sure Kavanaugh was the man who allegedly assaulted her in an episode that she says has caused her decades of emotional trauma.