A woman who supported Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court bid was referred to in a sexist way in Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook.
On Monday, the New York Times reported that Renate Schroeder Dolphin was mentioned in a disrespectful way in Brett Kavanaugh’s 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook.
Kavanaugh along with his football teammates are listed in the yearbook as “Renate Alumnius,” and “Renate” appears 14 times in the text. Two of the nominee’s classmates sat that the mentions were derogatory bragging about sexual conquests.
“They were very disrespectful, at least verbally, with Renate,” said Sean Hagan, a classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Georgetown Prep, to the Times. “I can’t express how disgusted I am with them, then and now.”
Dolphin was one of 65 women who signed the letter vouching for the rapist nominee after knowing Kavanaugh in high school. She was unaware of that mention of her name within the 1983 yearbook when she chose to sign the letter back on September 14th.
“I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago,” said Dolphin to the Times. “I don’t know what ‘Renate Alumnus’ actually means. I can’t begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue.”
“I pray their daughters are never treated this way,” Dolphin added.
With a statement, Brett Kavanaugh’s lawyer Alexandra Walsh made the unlikely claim that the mention refers to one kiss the two shared back in high school.
“Judge Kavanaugh was friends with Renate Dolphin in high school,” said Walsh’s statement. “He admired her very much then, and he admires her to this day.”
“Judge Kavanaugh and Ms. Dolphin attended one high school event together and shared a brief kiss good night following that event,” Walsh continued. “They had no other such encounter. The language from Judge Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook refers to the fact that he and Ms. Dolphin attended that one high school event together and nothing else.”
Of course, what Kavanaugh’s lawyer said was a lie. Dolphin informed the Times via her lawyer that she never actually kissed Kavanaugh and that the Supreme Court nominee “must have me confused with someone else.”