Woman Accusing Sexual Assault Against Brett Kavanaugh Steps Forward
Professor Christine Blasey Ford stepped forward on Sunday to identify herself as the woman who accused that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they both attended high school together.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Ford, who is a professor at Palo Alto University, opened up about her alleged encounter with Kavanaugh, saying she feels a “civic responsibility” to speak out about him.
She said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend, both “stumbling drunk,” coerced her into a bedroom during a party at a house in Montgomery County.
She said he then pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her when hen she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
Ford said she did not talk about the incident until a therapy session in 2o12.
The White House sent The Washington Post a statement Kavanaugh issued last week, saying,
“I categorically and unequivocally deny this
allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”