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Read Brett Kavanaugh’s prepared testimony defending against allegations of sexual misconduct

In testimony for Thursday’s Senate hearing, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh acknowledges drinking in high school with his friends, but says he’s never done anything “remotely resembling” the sexual misconduct alleged by his chief accuser.

Kavanaugh denies having a “sexual or physical encounter of any kind” with Christine Blasey Ford, who will also appear at Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

“I am innocent of this charge,” Kavanaugh says.

In written testimony released Wednesday by the committee, Kavanaugh says he has “never sexually assaulted anyone —not in high school, not in college, not ever.”

Ford and Kavanaugh are to testify Thursday about her allegations that Kavanaugh held her down, tried to remove her clothes and covered her mouth at a drunken high school party in the 1980s.

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