Kavanaugh, who released a calender that he says exonerates of him the crimes, said in a Fox News interview that he has always respected women and was a virgin at the time of the accusations.
Kavanaugh called Ford's allegation "completely false".
Kavanaugh was referring specifically to allegations by Julie Swetnick, whose name and allegations became public Wednesday, a day before the hearings.
Avenatti responded to Politico's questions about the restraining order by accusing the outlet of "attacking" a sexual assault victim.
The Republican president has fiercely defended his pick - but said Wednesday he would watch the highly charged hearing and was open to changing his mind.
Asked about Kavanaugh's nomination, Trump repeated his characterization of Democrats' efforts to delay the proceedings as a "big fat con job". As Ford's legal team requested, Kavanaugh will never be in the same room as Ford. He says, "This is a circus".
"I will be a governor who stands up for women, speaks out against sexual abuse and believes survivors who have the courage to share their stories", he said.
Christine Blasey Ford takes a polygraph exam on her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
"When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol) they were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh, shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually".
Kavanaugh strongly denies all the charges.
That's the year when Ford says she believes the assault occurred.
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Swetnick said she's "one of the first 100 women in the world to achieve a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering Certification". He also sent the statement to the committee on Wednesday, calling for the confirmation process again to be delayed.
She told the committee that Kavanaugh barricaded her in a bedroom at a house party during high school and got on top of her and assaulted her.
"I am terrified", she said, her voice quavering on the verge of tears as she recounted the details of the 1982 incident which she says took place at a party in a suburban Maryland home. She did not identify her attackers and did not accuse Kavanaugh of taking part. "But the details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget".
According to testimony released in advance, Ford will discuss how Kavanaugh's alleged assault caused years of trauma. Dianne Feinstein outlining her sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh denied ever having been on a boat in Newport.
Ford testified first on the day. The California Democrat suggested she write the letter to Feinstein.
"If I thought he was guilty of something like this, yes, sure", Trump said at a press conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY.
"I can always be convinced", Trump said on the eve of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring one of Kavanaugh's accusers.
"These messages, while far fewer than the messages of support, have been terrifying and have rocked me to my core", she said. "They have been seared into my memory and have haunted me episodically as an adult".
She alleged that Mr Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her on a bed and groped her, holding his hand over her mouth when she protested. She recalled that after she said hello, "his face was white".
Republicans have hired an outside attorney, Phoenix prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, to handle much of their questioning.
Thursday's testimony will influence whether Kavanaugh is elevated to the highest court in the nation. There are four women who serve on the committee on the Democratic side.