Here’s a question that has not yet been answered: Does Max Stier, the alleged eyewitness of this alleged incident, even claim that Kavanaugh was a willing participant in this alleged sexual assault? Did Kavanaugh allegedly consent to have his “friends,” plural, “push his penis”? If he did not consent, wouldn’t that mean that both he and the female student were both victims of this alleged assault committed by the “friends”?

National Review left a message with Stier’s assistant asking whether he is claiming that Kavanaugh was a willing participant in this alleged assault. Stier’s office has not replied. The same question was posed in an email to the communications director of Senator Chris Coons (D., Del.), who informed the FBI of Stier’s accusation last year. Coons’s office has not replied.

National Review has also asked a representative of Pogrebin and Kelly’s book publisher whether Stier is alleging that Kavanaugh was a willing participant in this assault and whether the authors have corroborated the allegation with anyone at the alleged party besides Stier. The representative of Penguin Random House, who had been communicative by email, has not replied to either question.