While Swetnick’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, quickly dismissed the lawsuit as not having merit because of how quickly it was dismissed, the lawsuit itself makes some interesting allegations.
Swetnick worked at Portland-based Webtrends for a few months in 2000, according to a civil suit the Portland company filed against her late that year. The company said she was hired as a professional services engineer to work off-site. It’s not clear whether she ever worked in Webtrends’ Portland office.
In the suit, Webtrends alleged Swetnick claimed to have graduated from Johns Hopkins University but the company said it subsequently learned the school had no record of her attendance. Webtrends said she also “falsely described her work experience” at a prior employer.
The suit also alleges Swetnick “engaged in unwelcome, sexually offensive conduct” while at Webtrends and “made false and retaliatory allegations that other co-workers had engaged in inappropriate conduct toward her.”
The suit alleges Swetnick “engaged in unwelcome sexual innuendo and inappropriate conduct” directed at two male employees during a business lunch, with Webtrends customers present. Swetnick claimed two other employees had sexually harassed her, according to the suit.
Swetnick’s current claims of sexual impropriety against Judge Kavanaugh have not been corroborated by any news agencies so far.
A former boyfriend of Swetnick’s once filed a restraining order against her in 2001 after the two broke up in Miami. Richard Vinneccy claimed to Politico that he has “…facts, evidence, that what she’s saying is not true at all” regarding the current claims against Kavanaugh. While not disclosing what any of this evidence might be he did go on to speak of the relationship he had with Swetnick.
“Right after I broke up with her, she was threatening my family, threatening my wife, and threatening to do harm to my baby at that time”, Vinneccy stated.
He also claimed to “know a lot about her. She’s not credible at all. Not at all.”
Michael Avenatti claims Vinneccy’s claims are “complete nonsense”.