Brett Kavanaugh’s formerly unnamed accuser has come forward into the spotlight. Christina Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, has talked with the media for the first time detailing her claims of sexual abuse from Brett Kavanaugh almost more than 30 years ago.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Ford made the statements that she believed it was her duty to come forward at this time, “Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation,” Ford told The Post. She added that the incident “derailed me substantially for four or five years” and that “I was very ill-equipped to forge those kinds of relationships” going forward.
She went on to detail the alleged attack.
Claiming that Kavanaugh and a highschool buddy, Mark Judge, were “stumbling drunk” and laughing “maniacally” when Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and tried to forcibly remove the clothes and bathing suit she was wearing. Ford went on to say that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth when she attempted to scream.
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, who is now 51 years old and lives in northern California, “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
Ford stated she was able to escape to a bathroom and then outside of the house when Judge jumped on top of everyone in the room and sent everyone “tumbling”.