Somehow, it’s come to the point where a nominee for the Supreme Court is compelled to reveal in a national TV interview that he was a virgin until many years after college, and even then, sharks like celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti called it an obvious lie. He mentioned intercourse, but what about oral sex, huh? He had to have done something, Avenatti insisted.

Of course, the hot takes were bound to follow, and like Avenatti, the Washington Post is carefully parsing Kavanaugh’s words in that Fox News interview, where he admitted to never having had sexual intercourse with anyone in high school or college. The Post insists Kavanaugh’s “virginity defense” doesn’t hold water, as groups like the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network define unwanted sexual touching as sexual assault.


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