This story has been updated with additional video clips.
Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and his wife, Ashley, sat down with Fox New Channel's Martha MacCallum on Monday to discuss the recent sexual assault allegations made against Kavanaugh.
Throughout the entirety of the interview, Kavanaugh maintained his innocence and called for an opportunity to have his name and integrity cleared.
Brett Kavanaugh: "I've never sexually assaulted anyone - not in high school, not ever. I've always treated women with dignity and respect." #TheStory https://t.co/ZexbiQZjf2 pic.twitter.com/t8tiVt5EMC— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 24, 2018
"I never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever. I've always treated women with dignity and respect," Kavanaugh told MacCallum. "Listen to the people who have known me best from my whole life: the women who have known me since high school, the 65 who overnighted a letter from high school saying I always treated them with dignity and respect."
According to Kavanaugh he may have met Dr. Christine Blasey Ford but he's not certain.
"We did not travel in the same social circles. She was not a friend, not someone I knew," Kavanaugh said.
"You don't remember being at parties with her, ever?" McCallum asked.
"I do not. And this is an allegation about a party in the summer of 1982 in a house near Connecticut Avenue and East West Highway with five people present. I was never at any such party," Kavanaugh explained. "The other people who were alleged to be present have said they do not remember any such party. A woman who was present, who is Dr. Ford's lifelong friend, has said that she doesn't know me and never remembers being at a party with me at any time in her life."
Kavanaugh reiterated his desire for a fair process to clear his name.
"A fair process at a bare minimum that means hearing from both sides before rushing to judgement," Kavanaugh told MacCallum.
When MacCallum pressed Kavanaugh about Dr. Ford's motivates, he declined to speculate why she was pushing this narrative about him.
Brett Kavanaugh: "I am not questioning, & have not questioned, that perhaps Dr. Ford, at some point in her life, was sexually assaulted by someone in some place, but what I know is I never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any time in my life" https://t.co/ZexbiQZjf2 pic.twitter.com/bwfMQ6xOl0— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 24, 2018
Kavanaugh also reminded MacCallum that he is the leading circuit court judge who has hired and promoted female law clerks.
"So what do you think is happening?" MacCallum asked.
"I don't know? But I want a fair process where I can defend my integrity. I know I'm telling the truth," Kavanaugh responded.
In a turn of events, MacCallum asked Kavanaugh if he ever had sexual intercourse during high school or college.
“I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter and the girls from the schools I went to and I were friends,” Kavanaugh said.
“So you’re saying through all these years in question you were a virgin?” MacCallum asked.
“That’s correct," he replied.
According to Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley, the process has been difficult, much more difficult than they anticipated.
Ashley Estes Kavanaugh: "This process is incredibly difficult - harder than we imagined, and we imagined it might be hard. But at the end of the day our faith is strong and we know that we're on the right path." #TheStory https://t.co/ZexbiQZjf2 pic.twitter.com/KjUBtQJARh— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 24, 2018
Kavanaugh said he would be willing to participate in whatever process the Senate deems necessary because he wants to clear his name as quickly as possible.
"America's about fairness. I want a fair process where I can defend my integrity and clear my name as quickly as I can, in whatever forum the Senate deems appropriate," Kavanaugh said.
Brett Kavanaugh: "America's about fairness. I want a fair process where I can defend my integrity and clear my name as quickly as I can, in whatever forum the Senate deems appropriate." #TheStory https://t.co/HvY7xtcpV3 pic.twitter.com/zC7aLFF63x— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 25, 2018
MacCallum asked if Kavanaugh thought President Donald Trump would stand by him.
"I know he will," Kavanaugh responded. "He called me this afternoon and told me so."