Judy Monro-Leighton, one of three women who accused now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has now reportedly found to have lied during a congressional probe and is now facing charges of making materially false statements and obstruction of justice.
A criminal referral was issued against Monro-Leighton in a letter addressed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who conceded that she “simply wanted to get attention.”
She also stated that, contrary to her earlier allegation, an anonymous letter she sent to then-Sen. Kamala Harris detailing a brutal sexual assault by Kavanaugh and a friend was not written by her.
She also stated in her comments that she had never met Judge Kavanaugh.
“In short, during the Committee’s time-sensitive investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted Committee resources. When questioned by Committee investigators she admitted it was false, a ‘ploy’ and a ‘tactic.’”Grassley’s letter states.
Grassley alleges that none of the senators on the committee investigated the anonymous letter because they were in a rush to wrap up the hearings.