A man apologized on Twitter for making a false accusation to his senator about Brett Kavanaugh, in which he claimed the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted his friend on a boat in Rhode Island.
The man, whose name was redacted in documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday night that he made a “mistake” when he said that Kavanaugh attacked his friend in 1985.
Jeffrey Catalan’s Twitter account was identified in Senate documents, and he quickly issued the apology after news of his claims went public.
“Do (sic) everyone who is going crazy about what I had said I have recanted because I have made a mistake and apologize for such mistake,” Catalan tweeted.
His false allegations were detailed in questions posed to Kavanaugh by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, according to documents released by the Senate.
The man had called Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and said he encountered two men named “Brett” and “Mark” on a boat in Newport after they assaulted his friend.
Catalan claimed he left the two with “significant injuries” after the altercation.
Kavanaugh vehemently denied the accusation.