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Woman comes forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

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FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2018, record picture, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies prior to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the 3rd day of his affirmation listening to to substitute retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Christine Blasey Ford, the lady accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct once they had been youngsters has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON — A California lady who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct once they had been in highschool has come forward, alleging in an interview that Kavanaugh pinned her to a mattress at a Maryland space birthday celebration and clumsily attempted to take away her clothes.

Christine Blasey Ford says within the interview with The Washington Post that Kavanaugh and a chum — each “stumbling inebriated, she says — corralled her right into a bed room all through the birthday celebration within the early 1980s. She says Kavanaugh groped her over her garments, grinded his frame in opposition to hers and attempted to take off her one-piece suit and the outfit she wore over it.

Kavanaugh lined her mouth along with his hand when she attempted to scream, she says.

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” says Ford, 51, and a professor at Palo Alto University in California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

She says she used to be ready to break out after Kavanaugh’s pal jumped on most sensible of them and everybody tumbled.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. He repeated that denial once more Sunday in the course of the White House.

“I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time,” Kavanaugh stated.

Ford says within the interview that she by no means printed what had came about to her till 2012, when she and her husband sought treatment.

Portions of her therapist’s notes, which Ford supplied to the Post, don’t point out Kavanaugh via identify however say Ford reported being attacked via scholars “from an elitist boys’ school” who went on to transform “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.”

Kavanaugh, 53, is a federal appeals pass judgement on in Washington. President Donald Trump nominated him in July to substitute retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The therapist’s notes say 4 boys had been concerned, however Ford says that used to be an error via the therapist. Ford says 4 boys had been on the birthday celebration, however handiest two boys had been within the room on the time.

Ford had contacted the Post via a tip line in early July after it had transform transparent that Kavanaugh used to be on Trump’s shortlist to fill a emptiness however prior to the Republican president nominated him.


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A registered Democrat, Ford contacted her consultant in Congress, Democrat Ann Eshoo, round the similar time. In past due July, Ford despatched a letter via Eshoo’s administrative center to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the highest Democrat at the Judiciary Committee.

Feinstein printed past due ultimate week that she had gained a letter, however stated the writer didn’t need to come forward.

Ford informed the Post she determined to come forward after observing parts of her tale pop out with out her permission. She stated if someone used to be going to inform her tale, she sought after it to be her.

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