Published: Fri, September 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Christine Blasey Ford details the harassment she received after Kavanaugh allegations

Christine Blasey Ford details the harassment she received after Kavanaugh allegations

Feinstein said: "So what you are telling us is this could not be a case of mistaken identity".

"I believed he was going to rape me". I tried to yell for help.

"This was what terrified me the most and has had the most lasting impact on my life", she said. Noting that Ford said in her opening remarks that she was "terrified", Mitchell said, "I just wanted to let you know, I'm very sorry".

"Brett Kavanaugh", Ford responded by email, according to Koegler, her son's baseball team coach. "He explained his recollection of the details of the encounter" to staff, the release states.

"It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me", she said.

Blasey Ford will tell the committee a "visibly drunk" Kavanaugh and a friend locked her in a bedroom at a party in a Washington suburb in 1982, when she was 15 and he was 17, according to testimony released ahead of the hearing.

"I am not here because I want to be".

She gave details of how information surrounding the incident, including her name and that of Kavanaugh, became public, saying that she "struggled with a bad choice" when trying to decide whether to release her account of events when the press reported Kavanaugh's confirmation was virtually certain.

Both Kavanaugh and Judge have denied the allegations. Ford will testify first. Although Republican leaders say they want to move forward with a confirmation vote, some moderate Republicans have not yet committed to voting for him.

He angrily called out Democrats for comments they'd previously made over the confirmation process, painting him as "evil" and America's "worst nightmare". Chuck Grassley said the committee is now reviewing the document.

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He also criticized the committee's top-ranking Democrat, California Sen. "I think that would be a big mistake".

"I am very grateful to you for your strength and your bravery in coming forward".

Wallace and some others on Fox used breaks in Ford's testimony to say that she was doing a strong job and express frustration about the prosecutor hired by the Republicans to question Ford. She then decided that she should speak out to tell her story in her own words.

Both instances were in response to questions from Democratic senators who were trying to reinforce Ford's credibility as Kavanaugh's accuser. He did not say that Kavanaugh's female accusers were lying. Blasey Ford, to avoid the spectacle of a group of men interrogating her. Blasey Ford's request for an FBI investigation into the allegations.

"When I see it, I view it differently than somebody sitting home watching television, where they say 'Oh, Judge Kavanaugh, this or that, ' " he told a United Nations press conference.

Ford described a "fairly brief" phone call with Feinstein once the senator had received the letter.

Supreme Court appointments must be confirmed by the Senate.

Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who had been a swing vote on a court now divided between four conservative and four liberal justices.

Ford's signed handwritten note reiterated her claims of a sexual assault at a house party when she and Kavanaugh were teens.

Kavanaugh denied sexually assaulting Ford or anyone else, but said that all accusations of sexual assault in any circumstance "must be taken seriously", and that "t$3 hose who make allegations deserve to be heard". To this, Ford replied it was the "uproarious laughter" of Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge, who was also allegedly present at the time.

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