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The article left out a crucial fact that was included in the book: The alleged victim reportedly has no recollection of the incident in question. The woman “refused to discuss the incident” with the authors, and “several of her friends said she does not recall it,” Pogrebin and Kelly wrote in the book.
National Review’s John McCormack described the Times’ omission as one of the “worst cases of journalistic malpractice that I can recall.”
Pogrebin and Kelly didn’t immediately return emails inquiring why they left out the exculpatory evidence from their article.
Pogrebin and Kelly also rehashed a previous accusation from Debbie Ramirez, one of Kavanaugh’s former classmates at Yale, who accused Kavanaugh of drunkenly displaying his penis in her face at a party.
Pogrebin and Kelly’s essay didn’t mention that their Times colleagues reported during Kavanaugh’s confirmation in 2018 that Ramirez “could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself” to her.