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Woman Accusing Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault Comes Forward, as Senate Decides How to Proceed

Professor Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor, went public with her allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday. Now the Senate will decide if, when, and how to hear her allegations in more detail.

By NTK Staff | 09.17.2018 @11:30am
Woman Accusing Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault Comes Forward, as Senate Decides How to Proceed

On Sunday, the woman who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault went public with her name, telling The Washington Post more about the alleged incident from the 1980s and why she decided to come forward.

The Post‘s Emma Brown wrote:

Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. Since Wednesday, she has watched as that bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent, drawing a blanket denial from Kavanaugh and roiling a nomination that just days ago seemed all but certain to succeed.

Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it.

Ford went on to tell the Post about Kavanaugh’s alleged behavior at a party when they were both in their teens. Ford described Kavanaugh’s behavior as an attempted rape.

The allegations will impact the votes on Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court. This time last week, Kavanaugh’s ascension to the highest court in the land seemed all but certain. The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently scheduled to hold a vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Thursday, but the now-public allegations may impact that schedule.

The White House is standing by Kavanaugh.

Ford is willing to testify about the incident in public, according to Debra Katz, her lawyer.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) will likely decide in the coming days if, when, and how to hear more from Ford – and perhaps from Kavanaugh.

The Supreme Court’s new term is scheduled to begin October 1.

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