Zillow gets pulled into Kavanaugh’s ongoing Supreme Court drama

Conservative lawyer used floor plans to try and prove Supreme Court nominee's innocence

TRD NATIONAL /
Sep.September 24, 2018 10:10 AM

From left: Ed Whelan and Brett Kavanaugh (Credit: Twitter and Getty Images)

Zillow has now been dragged into the drama surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a lawyer used the database in an attempt to prove the judge’s innocence.

Ed Whelan, a former law clerk to deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and head of a conservative think tank, took to Twitter Thursday questioning the claims made by Kavanaugh’s accuser, Inman reported.

In a series of now-deleted tweets, Whelan posted the floor plan to the home he believes matches the description of the one where college professor Christine Blasey Ford claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and he was 17. The plans were obtained from Zillow.

(Credit: Twitter)

Whelan used addresses found in a yearbook and details from the Washington Post to identify the house, and implied that Kavanaugh’s classmate who lived at the home, Chris Garrett, was possibly responsible for the attack, according to Mashable.

Whelan later apologized for the posts, but not before they sparked a slew of sarcastic imitations.

“I made an appalling and inexcusable mistake of judgment in posting the tweet thread in a way that identified Kavanaugh’s Georgetown Prep classmate,” he tweeted. “I take full responsibility for that mistake, and I deeply apologize for it. I realize that does not undo the mistake.” [Inman] — Rich Bockmann

 

Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff is stepping down as his co-founder takes over

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff is stepping down as his co-founder takes over

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff is stepping down as his co-founder takes over
Placeholder image

Zillow to pay $50M for StreetEasy

Zillow to pay $50M for StreetEasy
155 West 11th Street and 1100 Park Avenue (FXFOWLE; Google Maps)

Manhattan luxury market shows tentative signs of activity

Manhattan luxury market shows tentative signs of activity
Clockwise from bottom left: Robert Reffkin of Compass, John Gomes, Scott Rechler of RXR Realty, Rich Barton of Zillow, Gary Keller of Keller Williams and Don Peebles of The Peebles Corporation (Getty)

“America is in crisis:” Real estate leaders address George Floyd protests

“America is in crisis:” Real estate leaders address George Floyd protests
2 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn and Vincent Viola (Google Maps, Getty)

Ex-Trump nominee broke rent stabilization laws at his Brooklyn Heights building: lawsuit

Ex-Trump nominee broke rent stabilization laws at his Brooklyn Heights building: lawsuit
A group of Westchester County landlords is suing over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s eviction moratorium. (Getty, iStock)

Landlord lawsuit: NY eviction ban violates our rights

Landlord lawsuit: NY eviction ban violates our rights
730 Park Avenue (Google Maps, Wikipedia)

British aristocrats sue to quit Park Ave purchase

British aristocrats sue to quit Park Ave purchase
16 Sutton Place (Credit: Google Maps)

Sutton Place co-op in turmoil over terrace fees

Sutton Place co-op in turmoil over terrace fees
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...