'She Never Mentioned It': Ex-Boyfriend of Kavanaugh Accuser Swetnick Speaks Out on 'Gang Rape' Claim
Says 'I don't believe her.'
The ex-boyfriend of Julie Swetnick said Monday in an "Ingraham Angle" exclusive that he does not believe her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Richard Vinneccy said his decision to come forward has "nothing to do with political issues," adding that Swetnick threatened his family after they broke up and was "fixated with lawsuits."
He also said that in the seven years they dated, she never mentioned her claim of being a victim of gang rape and her attendance at as many as 10 "gang rape parties" -- some of which she said were also attended by Judge Brett Kavanaugh when he was in high school.
"I came over here basically to tell the truth," Vinneccy said. "She never mentioned [gang rape] to me," he said.
Swetnick is being represented by celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, whose other client Stormy Daniels is suing President Trump.
Vinneccy said Swetnick was prone to "exaggeration" and that when they would have a verbal spat, she would "get in [his] face" and tell him to "hit" her.
"We used to talk about everything. She never once mentioned [the allegations about Kavanaugh] at all. ... If you ask me personally if I believe her, I don't believe her. I really don't believe her. Nobody knows Julie Swetnick better than me," he said.
Ingraham asked Vinneccy why he stayed with Swetnick for seven years if her behavior was so erratic.
"I knew that I'd have to see her again [if I filed a formal report]. I talked to my family and we decided not to do anything because I didn't want to provoke her," Vinneccy said.
He added that his relatives later changed their telephone numbers and moved to a new home to avoid contact with Swetnick.
Swetnick told NBC News on Monday she saw Kavanaugh "paw on girls" and touch their "private parts" at the parties as a high school student, but stopped short of claiming that he drugged or sexually assaulted her or other women. NBC admitted it could not independently verify her claims.
Watch the full interview above.