Maura Fitzgerald and Maura Kane are both ex-girlfriends of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On September 17, both women issued a statement talking about Kavanaugh’s good character. The two women both described Kavanaugh in glowing terms. The picture they painted was a far cry from the one painted by Chrstine Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of holding her down and trying to rape her when they were both in high school.
Here’s what you need to know about Maura Fitzgerald and Maura Kane:
1. The Two Women — Both Named Maura — Say They’ve Known Kavanaugh Since High School
Maura Fitzgerald says she and Kavanaugh were good friends in high school and began dating in college. She says in her statement, “Brett Kavanaugh and I have been good friends since high school. I dated him in college and he was and is nothing like the person who has been described. He always conducted himself honorably with me at all times when we were together. He was always a perfect gentleman, and I vouch for him completely.”
Maura Kane says she dated Kavanaugh back in high school and has stayed friends with him ever since. She wrote, “I’ve been friends with Brett Kavanaugh for over 35 years, and dated him during high school. In every situation where we were together he always respectful, kind and thoughtful. The accusations leveled against him in no way represent the decent young man I knew. We remain good friends and I admire him as a husband, father and professional.”
2. Kane and Fitzgerald Were Students at the ‘Sister School to Kavanaugh’s High School
Both Maura Kane and Maura Fitzpatrick attended Georgetown Visitation, according to an interview they gave to Fox News on Monday evening. Georgetown Visitation is the sister school to Georgetown Prep, the exclusive prep school that Brett Kavanaugh attended. Both high schools are single-sex; Georgetown Prep is all boys, and Georgetown Visitation is only for girls.
Kane and Fitzgerald say they knew Kavanaugh well, since the two schools were encouraged to socialize together. They both said that they certainly drank beer while in high school — Maura Kane stressed that drinking was legal for 18 year olds at that time. Both women said that they had never seen Kavanaugh get out-of-control drunk.
Maura Fitzgerald told Fox News that she really didn’t know Christine Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of holding her down and trying to sexually assault her. But Maura Kane said that she’d met Ford a few times and knew her slightly. Ford didn’t go to the same high school (Georgetown Visitation) as the other two women, but she was loosely in the same social circle and attended some of their gatherings.
Both Fitzgerald and Kane said they had absolutely no memory of the party where Kavanaugh allegedly tried to assault Kane.
Maura Fitzgerald Attended Dickinson College and Lives in Washington, DC
Maura Fitzgerald is 53 years old. In the past, she worked at Long and Foster Real Estate.
Fitzgerald attended Dickinson College and Lives in Washington, DC. She grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended Georgetown Visitation high school, which is the sister school to Georgetown Prep, the school Brett Kavanaugh attended.
Fitzgerald speaks highly of Kavanaugh’s character and says she was “shocked” when she heard the allegations being made against him by Christine Ford. She says the man Ford described is the “polar opposite” of the man she has known since high school.
4. Maura Kane is 53 and Lives in Silver Springs, Maryland
According to MyLife, Maura Kane is 53 years old, the same age as Kavanaugh. She still lives in Silver Springs, Maryland, the well-heeled suburb of Washington DC where Kavanaugh grew up and went to high school. According to MyLife, Kane also goes by the names Maura M Kane and Maura C Molloy — indicating, maybe, that Maura Molloy is her maiden name and that she uses “Molloy” as a middle name now that she is married.
The names “Maura Molloy,” “Maura Kane” and “Maura Fitzgerald” are all very common names.
MyLife reports that Maura Kane previously lived in Washington DC as well.
5. Both Women Also Signed on to a Letter to the Senate Vouching for Kavanaugh’s Character
Just last week, 65 women signed a letter addressed to Chuck Grassley of the Senate Judiciary Committee saying that Kavanaugh “has always been a good person.” The letter read, in part, “Many of us have remained close friends with him and his family over the years. Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity. In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day.”
Both Maura Kane and Maura Fitzgerald signed on to that letter.