Prior to the accusation of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford on then-Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the subsequent Senate confirmation hearing, nobody in the United States or elsewhere, other than family, friends, and co-workers knew anything about Renate Schroeder Dolphin. She received worldwide attention after she became part of the 64 women who stood up in support of Kavanaugh, signing a group letter to the Senate judiciary committee and claiming that Kavanaugh treated women with respect and was being possibly falsely accused.
After the letter got published, Renate and other signatories to it, brought a magnifying glass upon their lives as supporters of Ms. Ford looked to determine the characters of those who stand by the accused. Unfortunately for Renate, it was found that she herself was also a victim of Kavanaugh who had publicly slut-shamed her to the amusement of his friends and fellow football players in his high school yearbook.
Read on to find out how it all panned out, including facts about Renate Schroeder Dolphin’s life.
Renate Schroeder Dolphin – Biography
While her exact date of birth is unknown, Renate Schroeder Dolphin is known to have been welcomed into the world in 1965 in Maryland, USA. The identity of her parents and other family members, as well as the exact details of her childhood, are unknown. She is ethnically white and was raised a Christian.
With regards to her education, Renate attended a Catholic Girls School that is located near Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland, the same school Kavanaugh attended. Nothing else is known about Renate, including where she attended university, what she studied, and other academic qualifications. Howbeit, she has gone ahead to leave the state of Maryland to now reside in New Canaan, Connecticut.
5 Fast Facts You Need To Know
- 1. Her career achievements
While almost close to nothing is known about Renate Schroeder Dolphin’s life, it is known that during the time of the hearing, she was a member and secretary for the Health & Human Services Board of New Canaan. According to the board’s website, their mission is to evaluate and create quality programs and establish policies and procedures that assist New Canaan residents in need of critical necessities such as food, shelter, safety, and health services.
- 2. Kavanaugh referred to himself as a “Renate Alumnus”
In Brett Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook, he referred to himself as a “Renate Alumnus”, which, according to The New York Times interview of two of Kavanaugh’s former classmates, was a reference to his supposed sexual escapades with her. The name “Renate” or phrase “Renate Alumni” was further mentioned in the book a total of 14 times by different classmates of Kavanaugh. Other phrases like “Renate’s Suicide Squad” and “Chairman of the Bored of Renate Club” were also used.
- 3. She signed the letter addressed to the Senate Judiciary Committee oblivious of the joke
Following the revelation of the meaning of the phrase “Renate Alumnus” by The New York Times, Renate Schroeder Dolphin revealed that she was not aware of all the references to her in the yearbook, including one that appeared under the photo of the members of the Georgetown football team, when she signed the letter supporting Kavanaugh. In her statement, she said she does not know what “Renate Alumnus” actually means, but cannot begin to “comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things.” She went on to say that the insinuation is “horrible, hurtful and simply untrue,” and would not wish such a thing on the daughters of all those behind it.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Renate further revealed that she was not among the women who put the letter together but only received it from another friend from their high school days after which she went on to put her signature on it.
- 4. Kavanaugh and Renate’s actual relationship
Following the prolonged Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Brett Kavanaugh apologized to Renate and both parties have since reiterated that they did not have any sexual encounter. His lawyers, however, went on to mention that the two only attended a high school event together after which they shared a brief goodnight kiss which was their only encounter. Renate later denied this claim, saying that there was no truth to the statement.
- 5. Body measurements
Renate Schroeder Dolphin is said to stand at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and weighs about 62 kg (136 lbs). Her other body measurements are listed as 34-29-37 inches while her eyes and hair colour is blue and dark brown respectively.