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Kavanaugh clashes with Democratic senator over yearbook entries

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A photo of nine teenagers shown in American football gear, including Mr Kavanaugh, was labelled "Renate Alumni" in the school yearbook written by the 17-year-old pupils.

"This past week my friend and I have cringed when we read about it and talked to each other", he added.

"Judge Kavanaugh was friends with Renate Dolphin in high school", Walsh's statement read. But that was before she saw his yearbook. Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing a woman who said Kavanaugh was present at parties where gang rapes took place, implied in a tweet that the term on Kavanaugh's page had a sexual meaning.

Kavanaugh and Ford are expected to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. "And I'm sorry how that's been misinterpreted and sorry about that, as I said in my opening statement, because she's a good person and to have her name dragged through this hearing is a joke and really an embarrassment". "I can't express how disgusted I am with them, then and now".

"I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago", Dolphin told the Times.

"Among the reminiscences about sports and booze is a mysterious entry: 'Renate Alumnius, '" the Times notes, a "mysterious" reference to a girl, Renate Schroeder (now Renate Schroeder Dolphin, 64), about whom some of the football players once supposedly spoke disrespectfully, according to one of Kavanaugh's classmates, though four of his classmates have pushed back on that claim.

"I can't begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is disgusting, hurtful and simply untrue", she said in a statement.

The #MeToo reckoning is still coming - not just for the prominent men who use their power to exploit others, but also for the boys they once were. Because this "great friend" - Renate Schroeder Dolphin - was horrified to have discovered that her name was cited so many times in the yearbook of Georgetown Prep.

The judge declared that "The truth is I have never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise".

If you're nominated for the Supreme Court and you have your lawyers apologizing for things in your high-school yearbook I guess things aren't really going as planned.

Four of the men in the "Renate Alumni" photo said in a statement from a PR representative that the Renate references "were meant to allude to innocent dates or dance partners".

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