Woman comes forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Woman Accusing Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct Comes Forward

Woman comes forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

"These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid", she said.

According to the Post, Ford is now a professor at Palo Alto University who teaches in a consortium with Stanford University, training graduate students in clinical psychology.

Ford said she chose to come forward and tell her story after a bare-bones version of the events became public without her name and consent, prompting a denial from Kavanaugh and throwing his nomination into turmoil.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate Judiciary Committee "must postpone the vote until, at a very minimum, these serious and credible allegations are thoroughly investigated".

Kavanaugh has denied the incident took place.

The classmate said of the allegation, 'I have no recollection of that'.

The White House and other Kavanaugh supporters had dismissed the allegation of sexual misconduct when it was initially conveyed in a private letter. I could also have mentioned, for example, the letter from 65 women who knew Kavanaugh in high school and say "he has always treated women with decency and respect" - which, even if it doesn't speak directly to Ford's accusations, does constitute relevant character evidence. After knowledge of the allegation was made public, Feinstein then only made a cryptic statement about a matter she turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which declined to investigate the matter.

"With Kavanaugh's hand over my mouth I feared he may inadvertently kill me", she writes, echoing a statement she made to the Post.

As of late Sunday evening, Trump had yet to comment about the Ford allegation on his Twitter account.

Responding to the latest developments in the Kavanaugh nomination, Foy had said, "It's disturbing that these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of a committee vote". When they were first reported last week, anonymously and in much vaguer terms, I didn't think they amounted to much.

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Ford alleges that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her in high school, and recounted her story to The Washington Post.

Some said they would like Ford to be given a chance to tell her story. Progressives have mounted a furious bid ever since his nomination in July to derail him, but thus far, no Senate Republicans have indicated they will vote against his confirmation.

The White House on Friday released a statement from Kavanaugh in which the nominee said, "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation".

Democrats are now demanding a delay on the Kavanaugh vote in light of Ford's story. Ford sent her letter to Feinstein - the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee - in July via the office of her local Rep. Anna Eshoo, according to the Post.

Graham's statement reflects the reality that the current #MeToo movement creates a different political reality than was in play in 1991, when Anita Hill came forward with sexual harassment accusations against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

Her husband Russell Ford said that in therapy sessions, his wife 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.

WaPo said she refused to talk with them for "weeks".

No one was told of the incident until 2012, when Ford and her husband went to couples therapy.

She escaped when Mr Kavanaugh's friend jumped on them and everyone tumbled, she said.

Ms Ford told the Post that Mr Kavanaugh and a friend - both "stumbling drunk" - corralled her into a bedroom during a house party in Maryland in the early 1980s when she was about 15 and Mr Kavanaugh was about 17.

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