Deborah Ramirez stepped forward to claim Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party.
Democrats and the media jumped for joy.
But now Ramirez is in trouble after this bombshell report.
New Yorker reporters Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer broke the Ramirez story.
Journalists celebrated because Farrow’s previous Me Too stories brought down Harvey Weinstein.
They thought they finally had the smoking gun to destroy Kavanaugh.
But problems popped up.
No one could corroborate Ramirez’s story.
In fact, the New York Times refused to run her story because they could not find any corroborating witnesses.
Farrow and Meyer came back with a second article featuring a witness they claimed backed up her story.
Kenneth G. Appold lived with Kavanaugh at the time.
He claimed he heard from someone else a story that sounded similar to Ramirez’s.
He had no direct knowledge of the incident.
Farrow and Meyer’s article descended into farce when they claimed Appold tried to get in touch with the former classmate who allegedly told him this story.
He could not reach him.
Meyer and Farrow did.
He told the reporters he had no memory of the incident.
The New Yorker reports:
Appold said that he initially asked to remain anonymous because he hoped to make contact first with the classmate who, to the best of his recollection, told him about the party and was an eyewitness to the incident. He said that he had not been able to get any response from that person, despite multiple attempts to do so. The New Yorker reached the classmate, but he said that he had no memory of the incident.
A final confirmation vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh will likely be held over the weekend.
Ramirez’s story collapsing is another sign Kavanaugh is set to be confirmed.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.