WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination was mere days before possible confirmation when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse him of sexual assault that happened decades ago.
- Kavanaugh and alleged witness Mark Judge have denied the allegations.
- Ford, a college professor and registered Democrat, has already taken a polygraph test, which concluded her honesty.
It was mere days before the Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation when Christine Blasey Ford publicly accused the federal appeals judge of sexual assault that happened decades ago.
The allegation came in the form of a letter last week obtained by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. — the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. Feinstein forwarded the letter to the FBI.
Ford later publicly came forward in an interview with The Washington Post over the weekend, declaring that her “civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation.”
The letter detailing the allegations was first sent to Democrat Anna Eshoo, her representative in Congress, and then passed onto Feinstein.
A drunk Kavanaugh allegedly pinned her to a bed during a house party in Maryland in the early 1980s, attempted to remove her clothes, and covered her mouth with his hand when she tried to scream. Kavanaugh was 17 and Ford was 15 at the time.
Ford recounted, “I thought he might inadvertently kill me. He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
She said she was able to escape when Kavanaugh’s friend, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them.
Kavanaugh “categorically and unequivocally” denies the allegations, stating, “I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
Judge also claimed he had no recollection of the alleged events.
Here are four things to know about Christine Blasey Ford:
Ford is a college professor
Ford is a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California and has also been working at Stanford University since 1988. She is a biostatistician who “specializes in the design and analysis of clinical trials and other forms of intervention evaluation”.
Her work has been published in several academic journals.
Her husband backs her allegations
Her husband, Russell Ford, told The Post that his wife detailed the alleged assault and specifically stated Kavanaugh’s name during a couple’s therapy session in 2012.
A copy of the therapist’s notes detailed her recollection of being assaulted by young men “from an elitist boys’ school”, a “rape attempt” that occurred when she was a teenager.
She’s a registered Democrat
Ford is a registered Democrat who gives small monetary donations to political causes such as ActBlue, a non-profit group that aims to help Democrats and progressive candidates.
Ford already took a polygraph test
After she retained the services of Debra Katz, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, she took a polygraph test administered by a former FBI agent, which concluded that Ford was being honest.
Source: Fox News