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Swetnick’s Ex-Boyfriend Claims She Threatened to Kill Their Unborn Child

Protesters rally against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2018. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

Julie Swetnick’s former boyfriend Richard Vineccy told Fox News on Monday that she threatened to kill their unborn child after he discontinued their relationship.

Vineccy also said that Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, asked him to hit her on occasion.

“Right after I broke up with her, she basically called me many times and at one point she basically said, ‘You will never, ever see your unborn child alive,’” Vinneccy said on The Ingraham Angle.

Swetnick’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, dismissed Vineccy’s claims in a CNN interview on Monday night, casting him as an aggrieved ex-boyfriend.

Vineccy, who dated Swetnick from 1994 to 1997, said she never discussed her recently publicized allegation that Kavanaugh touched girls without their consent at a series of parties in high school and was “present” when she was gang raped at one such gathering.

“Never, never once [did] she mention that to me,” he said. “We used to talk about everything. She never once mentioned that 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.”

Vineccy attempted to file a restraining order against Swetnick in 2001 but didn’t follow up after the petition was dismissed out of fear of retribution.

“I knew that I had to see her again. . . . I didn’t want to provoke her,” he said. “I knew the type of person Julie is, and I was afraid. So we decided to just leave it alone. At the time, the only thing I was concerned [about] was my family. So we decided to change our numbers, and move. And after that, we never heard from her again.”

Swetnick was sued by her employer, Webtrends, for lying about her background and making false sexual-harassment claims. The lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed. She was also sued in 2015 by the state of Maryland for $30,000 in unpaid taxes.

Jack Crowe — Jack Crowe is a news writer at National Review Online.

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