Even Kavanaugh's own college roommate believes his accuser over him


Brett Kavanaugh's roommate from Yale says he believes Deborah Ramirez's accusations against Kavanaugh, who often 'became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk.'

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's college roommate says he believes the accusations brought forth by Deborah Ramirez, the second woman who has publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

James Roche, Kavanaugh's freshman roommate at Yale University, said in a statement Monday night that although he did not witness the alleged sexual assault described by Ramirez, he believes that Kavanaugh would be capable of committing such an act, adding that he remembers Kavanaugh as "a notably heavy drinker" who "became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk."

"Based on my time with Debbie [Ramirez], I believe her to be unusually honest and straightforward and I cannot imagine her making this up," Roche said. "Based on my time with Brett, I believe that he and his social circle were capable of the actions that Debbie described."

Roche's statement came just as Kavanaugh appeared on Fox News for a softball interview during which he denied the allegations against him and described himself as a serious student and a virgin who spent his time focusing on school and church.

That stands in stark contrast to the accounts provided by his acquaintances, who say Kavanaugh drank heavily and partied hard.

Roche is among a growing list of former classmates, friends, and allies of Kavanaugh who have distanced themselves from his denials in the wake of mounting sexual assault allegations.

Earlier on Monday, two former classmates of Kavanaugh who had initially defended him suddenly reversed course and withdrew their names from a letter of support for the Supreme Court nominee.

Both classmates said they were taking their names off the letter because they did not want to dispute Ramirez's account, which was first made public Sunday.

Ramirez has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party during their freshman year at Yale University.

She shared her story shortly after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward and accused Kavanaugh of violently attempting to rape her at a party when they were teenagers.

Roche's description of Kavanaugh's behavior at Yale aligns with other accounts by former classmates, many of whom have described him as a heavy drinker who became aggressive when intoxicated.

In his statement, Roche said he does not consider himself to be a political person and does not have a political agenda.

"I have shared this information with a small number of reporters who reached out to me directly because Debbie has a right to be heard and I believe her," he said.

And Roche isn't alone. According to a poll conducted before Ramirez's allegations emerged, more Americans believe Ford than Kavanaugh.

With Ramirez's accusations now out in the open and a potential third accuser on the horizon, those numbers are likely to get even worse for Kavanaugh — leaving Republicans among the shrinking minority of Americans who don't, and won't, believe women under any circumstances.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.