The previously anonymous woman who wrote a letter containing allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has come forward.
Christine Blasey Ford did not want to go public, but she decided to speak out after the “bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent,” according to the Washington Post.
Ford agreed to an interview with the newspaper detailing her allegations against Kavanaugh, who she says “corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County”
Ford alleges that Kavanaugh and a friend, Mark Judge, were both “stumbling drunk” during the incident that occurred one summer in 1982, when they were in high school.
“While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it,” said a story in the Washington Post. “When 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.'”
Kavanaugh denied the allegations that he held down Ford and attempted to force himself on her.
Mark Judge, a conservative writer who attended Georgetown Prep, a Jesuit Catholic high school, with Kavanaugh, told the Weekly Standard and other right-wing media outlets that no such incident took place but he also wrote a memoir about his schoolboy days as black-out drunk.
Judge in his 2005 book, God and Man at Georgetown Prep, described the school as overrun with gay priests who promote liberalism and teenage alcoholics.
He also described a classmate called “Bart O’Kavanaugh” in his 1997 addiction memoir, Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk, in which he changed the names of the school and many of the people to protect their privacy.
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s final vote on Kavanaugh is scheduled for Thursday.
Republicans hope he will be confirmed by the full Senate to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court before the justices begin hearing new cases on the first Monday in October.
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