Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh accuser, details sexual assault allegation
The woman who claims Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers was identified Sunday by the Washington Post.
In a lengthy interview-article with the Post, Christine Blasey Ford described the 1980s incident, which she says took place at a home in suburban Montgomery County, Maryland.
In the past week, Democratic lawmakers and liberal media outlets have repeated the uncorroborated account with few details and the woman unnamed. Judge Kavanaugh has denied the reports.
According to the Post, Ms. Ford, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University, sent a letter describing the incident to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and a Judiciary Committee member, via her local U.S. House member Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo.
Portions of that letter have been reported and leaked in the past week.
“Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it,” the Post wrote.
According to Ms. Ford’s account to the Post, Judge Kavanaugh and a fellow Georgetown prep student Mark Judge “corralled her into a bedroom at a party.”
The future Supreme Court nominee pinned Ms. Judge to a bed, groped her and grinded on top of her and tried to take off her bathing suit. When she tried to scream, he put his hands over her mouth.
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Ms. Ford said. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
According to Ms. Ford, Mr. Judge then tried to climb on top of her, causing all three to spill over from the bed and giving her a chance to run from the room and eventually leave the house.
Both boys were extremely drunk, Ms. Ford told the Post.
According to the Post Ms. Ford first detailed the incident in 2012, “when she was in couples therapy with her husband.”
The Post saw the therapists contemporaneous notes, which dovetail with Ms. Ford 2018 account in some ways but not others.
The White Houses only comment Sunday was the re-send to the Post Judge Kavanaughs statement from last week that “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
Mr. Judge, the other teen boy Ms. Ford accused, had no comment Sunday but denied the early sketchy reports Friday.
“Its just absolutely nuts. I never saw Brett act that way,” Mr. Judge told the Weekly Standard.
According to the Post, Ms. Ford is a registered Democrat who had “madesmall contributions to political organizations.” She also identified herself to the Post via a tipline early this summer, when Judge Kavanaugh was widely reported as one of likeliest of possible nominees. But she refused to go on the record.
She decided “by late August,” the Post reported, not to make a public accusation “calculating that doing so would upend her life and probably would not affect Kavanaughs confirmation,” the Post wrote.
“Why suffer through the annihilation if it’s not going to matter?” she said in the latest interview.
But her calculus changed when her account began to leak and reporters began to approach her.