False accusations cause real harm -- Marcel Thoma

October 3, 2018

Coverage of Brett Kavanaugh has stirred memories of my own experiences over the years.

This includes four separate incidents of being a victim of sexual assault, and one case of being falsely accused of inappropriate contact with a kindergarten girl. Without a doubt, the incidents of assault seem insignificant compared to the one incident of false accusation.

It is for this reason I feel such empathy for Judge Kavanaugh and his family. I don’t feel anger toward Christine Blasey Ford, but rather toward her handlers. I can only hope that the Senate confirms Kavanaugh quickly.

Marcel Thoma, Oregon

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