Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Speaks Out

Aaron Brown
September 17, 2018

A woman who had anonymously accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s made a decision to go public with her accusations and provided details of the alleged incident, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

"I thought he might inadvertently kill me", the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist at Palo Alto University in Northern California, said in an interview with The Washington Post. "I hope the attacks and shaming of her will stop and this will be treated with the seriousness it deserves". She says that both boys were "stumbling drunk" and that the friend watched as Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and clumsily tried to pull off her clothes.

A report published Friday in the New Yorker revealed that the woman, who did not want to be named, said in a letter that Kavanaugh "attempted to force himself on her" at a party when they were teenagers.

Ford's allegations follow what was reported by the New Yorker on Friday: At a party in high school, Kavanaugh and a schoolmate (both of whom vehemently deny the allegations) got her into a room.

His comments came just after a woman, who claimed to be Kavanaugh's former high school classmate, accused him of sexual misconduct that had occurred decades before his nomination. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time", Kavanaugh said in the statement. Neither Kavanaugh nor the White House offered the Post further comment.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on September 4 in Washington.

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ABC News has reached out to Debra Katz, a lawyer identified by Buzzfeed as counsel to the woman who has come forward with the allegation but received no response.

The FBI has since declined to open an investigation into the undisclosed allegations; forwarding the letter to the White House to be included in Kavanaugh's background check. Ford chose to reveal her identity after news of her letter to Feinstein leaked. Ford's husband, Russell Ford, says he remembers hearing Kavanaugh's name in the therapy sessions.

In 1991, Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee claiming Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her when she worked with him at the Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The office of Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has a statement reacting to the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault coming forward. Hassan said Collins will make her own decision. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to take up the confirmation Thursday.

As it stands now, this is simply an attempt to smear a man who had an impeccable reputation in high school. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In closing, Judge Kavanaugh's nomination has raised issues about the truthfulness of his confirmation to become a judge on the D.C. Circuit.

"I'm fairly confident that our Founding Fathers did not intend the process to work this way", he said.

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