Deborah Ramirez Biography
Deborah Ramirez Bio
|Deborah Ramirez is a 53-year-old woman living in Colorado and works with an organization that provides support to domestic violence victims. She was a classmate of t U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Deborah told The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dorm room party in college and forced her to touch his penis without her consent. She comes as the second woman to accuse the Supreme Court nominee after Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to testify on sexual assault against Kavanaugh this week.|
|Deborah Ramirez Age||53 years old as of 2018|
|Deborah Ramirez Marital Status||Married|
|Deborah Ramirez Occupation||Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, which helps victims of domestic violence|
|Deborah Ramirez Nationality||American|
|Deborah Ramirez Education||Yale University, studied sociology and psychology|
Deborah Ramirez Sexual assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh
Ramirez told The New Yorker the incident occurred during the 1983-84 school year while Kavanaugh was a Yale freshman. The New Yorker contacted Ramirez after the publication learned of her possible involvement in an incident involving Kavanaugh. The incident occurred during the 1983-84 school year while Kavanaugh was a Yale freshman. Ramirez now lives in Colorado and works with an organization that provides support to domestic violence victims.
Ramirez was at first hesitant at first to speak out publicly because “her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident.” In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the alleged incident with certainty. After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.” Democratic senators first learned of the accusation from a civil-rights lawyer.
Speaking to The New Yorker, Ramirez said, “I didn’t want any of this. But now I have to speak. … I’m afraid how this will all come back on me.”
Kavanaugh denied the accusation, telling The New Yorker, “This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name–and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building–against these last-minute allegations.”
Deborah Ramirez Classmates Vouch for her
Some classmates has vouched for Ramirez, calling her credible and honest, with high integrity, according to The New Yorker. James Roche, now the CEO of a software company, told the magazine, “Debbie and I became close friends shortly after we both arrived at Yale. She stood out as being exceptionally honest and gentle. I cannot imagine her making this up.”
Deborah Ramirez Husband
Ramirez is married and has been a volunteer and board member at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, which helps victims of domestic violence. She and her husband, an engineer at a Boulder tech company, have been married since 2007.
Reaction on Twitter, following news of her Allegations
BREAKING: There are now at least 2 women (Ford and Deborah Ramirez) making sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, and a third woman coming forward with damaging information regarding Kavanaugh and Judge.
Ronan Farrow and Michael Avenatti just blew this thing wide open!
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) September 24, 2018
Just in case this wasn't clear the first time: When Republicans learned of Deborah Ramirez's allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, they tried to speed up the process of confirming him.
The GOP is a sexual predator protection racket.
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) September 24, 2018
“I was embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated.” -Deborah Ramirez, the 2nd (known) woman to publicly accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
She remembers Kavanaugh standing to her right and laughing, pulling up his pants. “Brett was laughing,” she said. https://t.co/0oZxnQYyq9
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) September 24, 2018