"I did not do this back in high school or at any time", he said in a statement. The contents of a private letter she'd written about the event to her congresswoman had earlier leaked to the public.
Republicans, who hold a narrow majority on the committee and in the Senate, are eager to confirm Kavanaugh in time for him to join the high court when it begins its fall term in two weeks.
A spokesman for the Senate Judiciary Committee said late on Sunday that Mr Grassley is trying to arrange separate, follow-up calls with Mr Kavanaugh and Ms Ford, but just for aides to Mr Grassley and Ms Feinstein, before Thursday's scheduled vote.
"This is a completely false allegation", Kavanaugh said in a statement Monday morning.
"I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone", Kavanaugh said. In the letter, Ford said she had received medical treatment after the assault, adding that "it is upsetting to discuss sexual assault and its repercussions, yet I felt guilty and compelled as a citizens about the idea of not saying anything".
"Victims of sexual assault have the right to decide whether and when to come forward", Banks said about her client. "I hope the attacks and shaming of her will stop and this will be treated with the seriousness it deserves".
That panel has a vote now set for Thursday afternoon on the Kavanaugh nomination.
The allegation first came to light late last week in the form of a letter that has been in the possession of Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, for some time.
She writes that Kavanaugh and another boy, whose name is redacted, laughed as Kavanaugh drunkenly tried to take off her clothes.
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"If the committee is to hear from Ms. Ford it should be done immediately so the process can continue as scheduled", Graham, a member of the committee, said in a statement. On Sunday, the Post published an interview with Ford.
Kavanaugh's statement comes as Sen. This is very significant for a man of character and integrity to be spoken about so highly by women who maybe didn't vote for President Trump, who maybe don't call themselves Republicans, certainly, in fact, many who don't.
Feinstein called on the FBI to investigate Ford's story "before the Senate moves forward on this nominee". Dianne Feinstein became public over the past week, she made a decision to go ahead and speak out herself, Sunday's report said. And the story she told - Kavanaugh, while in high school at Georgetown Preparatory School and "stumbling drunk", had forced himself on her and tried to take off her swimsuit.
In a day of fast-moving developments, all 10 Democratic members of Senate Judiciary Committee overseeing the confirmation process sent a letter calling for Thursday's planned vote to be delayed so the FBI can investigate the allegation.
Mrs Ford said she spoke of the alleged attack a couple of times over the subsequent decades.
As to whether Republicans knew about the allegation in advance and had the letter from the 65 Kavanaugh high school contemporaries "in the can", Grassley's office said no.
Mrs Ford, a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, detailed her allegations in the Washington Post at the weekend.
After so many years, Ford said she does not remember some key details of the incident.
Republican Bob Corker also said delaying the vote "would be best for all involved".
"It is quite possible-or even likely-that hearings won't prevent Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed given the equivocal evidence against him and, perhaps even more important, the number of Republicans and red-state Democrats in the Senate".