Kavanaugh Accuser Goes Public With Her Story
The woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assault has gone public, detailing what happened to her in high school in the early 1980s in an exposÃ© in the Washington Post.
Christine Blasey Ford is a professor of clinical psychology at Palo Alto University. She claims that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a house party in 1982. At the time Kavanaugh was 17 years old.
Ford felt that she had to come forward, especially after a reporter from BuzzFeed showed up at her home, and another reporter began to question her colleagues.
"THESE ARE ALL THE ILLS THAT I WAS TRYING TO AVOID. NOW I FEEL LIKE MY CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY IS OUTWEIGHING MY ANGUISH AND TERROR ABOUT RETALIATION," SHE SAID TO THE WASHINGTON POST.
Ford alleges that Kavanaugh and another friend of his, Mark Judge, cornered her in a bedroom. Kavanaugh pinned her down to a bed, griped her, and attempted to remove her clothing. Kavanaugh also put his hand over her mouth to keep her from screaming.
She only escaped when Judge also jumped into the fray, knocking them all onto the floor.
Ford had sent a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) earlier this Summer. The Senator presented it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and addressed it last week in conjunction with the Kavanaugh hearings.
Ford discussed the assault for the first time in private, during couple therapy with her husband in 2012. While the notes from that session do detail the attack, they do not name her attacker.
Kavanaugh and Judge both deny the incident.