"My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed by vicious and false additional accusations," he told the committee in a fiery opening statement.
You know who else's family has borne vicious and false accusations? The Clintons. Ever hear of "Pizzagate"? No? How about Benghazi, or "her emails!"?
High profile life means taking a lot of bad press. I don't know if it's fair, but don't pretend that it's just for you.
Also, I think that you actually did these things. I might have been willing to look past it if you had just admitted that teenagers can be terrible humans. I still believe that people can change. I may even believe that this guy did. His unwillingness to admit flaws, though, it makes me mistrust him.