The woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of forcing himself on her when they were in high school has come forward, detailing that the Washington Post Kavanaugh pinned her down, groped her over her clothes, and tried to take off her bathing suit and outer clothing in an assault. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, spoke to the Washington Post.
In the Post article published Sunday, Ford said she was the author of aletter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that was eventually sent to the FBI about the alleged incident. According to The Washington Pose, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.“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 was able to escape when Kavanaugh’s friend and classmate at Georgetown Preparatory School, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them, sending all three tumbling. She said she ran from the room, briefly locked herself in a bathroom and then fled the house.
Ford said she told no one of the incident in any detail until 2012, when she was in couples therapy . The therapist’s notes, portions of which were provided by Ford and reviewed by The Washington Post, do not mention Kavanaugh’s name but say she reported that she was attacked by students “from an elitist boys’ school” who went on to become “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.” The notes say four boys were involved, a discrepancy Ford says was an error on the therapist’s part. Ford said there were four boys at the party but only two in the room. Her husband, Russell Ford, said in an interview that in the 2012 sessions, she recounted being trapped in a room with two drunken boys, one of whom pinned her to a bed, molested her and prevented her from screaming. He said he recalled that his wife used Kavanaugh’s last name and voiced concern that Kavanaugh — then a federal judge — might one day be nominated to the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh said that he categorically and unequivocally denies the incident.