REPORT: Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to Woman It Named

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

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Brett Kavanaugh’s page in his high school yearbook offers a glimpse of the teenage years of the man who is now President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee: lots of football, plenty of drinking, parties at the beach. Among the reminiscences about sports and booze is a mysterious entry: “Renate Alumnius.”

The word “Renate” appears at least 14 times in Georgetown Preparatory School’s 1983 yearbook, on individuals’ pages and in a group photo of nine football players, including Judge Kavanaugh, who were described as the “Renate Alumni.” It is a reference to Renate Schroeder, then a student at a nearby Catholic girls’ school.

The article goes on to state the following:

Two of Judge Kavanaugh’s classmates say the mentions of Renate were part of the football players’ unsubstantiated boasting about their conquests.

This month, Renate Schroeder Dolphin joined 64 other women who, saying they knew Judge Kavanaugh during their high school years, signed a letter to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is weighing Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. The letter stated that “he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect.”

According to the report, Dolphin learned about the alleged boasting just recently, and although she isn’t sure what the reference actually means, she found the possibility of an insinuation “hurtful.”

The Times reports that she said: “I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago. 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. I will have no further comment.”

Meanwhile, Kavanaugh lawyer Alexandra Walsh released the following statement: “Judge Kavanaugh and Ms. Dolphin attended one high school event together and shared a brief kiss good night following that event. 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.”

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  1. Kathy September 24th, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    This article is smut peddling and you are making assumptions. Get your mind out of the gutter.


  2. Lanette Hei September 24th, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Note it was from the New York Times. Enough Said.


  3. Elaine September 26th, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Please call the 202 224 3744. If the lines are busy send an email and demand immediate confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh.


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