Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in a television interview Monday, said he would not withdraw his nomination for the nation's highest court and will continue to fight the accusations leveled against him by multiple women who say he sexually abused them decades ago.
"I'm not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process, and we're looking for a fair process where I can be heard and defend my integrity, my lifelong record," Kavanaugh said, alongside his wife, Ashley, during a taped interview with Fox News that aired Monday evening. He said he always "treated women with dignity and respect."
In a frank exchange, the judge, a practicing Catholic, also said that he did not have sex in high school or for years afterward.
"We're talking about an allegation of sexual assault. I did not have sexual intercourse, or anything close to sexual intercourse, in high school or for many years thereafter," he said. None of the allegations against him involve sexual intercourse.