Third Kavanaugh accuser has history of legal disputes

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the women who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct has an extensive history of involvement in legal disputes.

The Associated Press reviewed courts records showing Julie Swetnick has been involved in at least six legal cases in the past 25 years. In one case, an ex-employer accused her of falsifying her education and work history on her job application.

Legal documents from Maryland, Oregon and Florida provide a partial picture of a woman who stepped into the media glare amid the battle over Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, tells AP that court cases involving her have no bearing on the credibility of her claims about Kavanaugh. Avenatti notes that the lawsuit from her ex-employer was dismissed a month after it was filed.