Accuser of United States high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public

Accuser of United States high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public

Now, Judge Kavanaugh, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has said unequivocally and categorically, he denies this ever happened.

Feinstein revealed late last week that she had received a letter, but said the author did not want to come forward.

Speaking before Ford's interview with was published, a Republican member of the committee said he expected Kavanaugh would be comfortably approved in any vote and even predicted he would get some support from Democrats. He repeated that denial again on Sunday through the White House. Obviously, a lot of questions raised here but this woman is now coming forward with some serious allegations.

Ford did not tell anyone else about the incident until 2012 when she says she confided in a couples' therapist about the incident.

In the Washington Post interview, Ford said that when she tried to scream, Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth.

Because Trump's fellow Republicans control a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, Democrats can not stop Kavanaugh's appointment unless some Republicans make a rare decision to break with their party and vote against Trump. However, Slate points out that Judge has written about his struggle with alcoholism, including black-out drunkenness, fictionalizing the name of the school he attended and referring to another individual who he names "Bart O'Kavanaugh", who partook in enough alcohol to vomit in someone else's vehicle and pass out.

Feinstein called on the FBI to investigate Ford's story "before the Senate moves forward on this nominee".

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Coming forward to the Washington Post, Ford says she remembers the attack to be in 1982, when she was 15 and Kavanaugh was 17.

Ford took a polygraph test in early August, then made a decision to remain anonymous, despite the results affirming her honesty. Once there, Kavanaugh allegedly "pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it", according to the Post.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018.

The therapist's notes say four boys were involved, but Ford says that was an error by the therapist.

Ford is opening up about the incident for the first time, saying it took place at a party when they were both drunk.

Ford had contacted the Post through a tip line in early July after it had become clear that Kavanaugh was on Trump's shortlist to fill a vacancy but before the Republican president nominated him, the newspaper said. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman. Feinstein became public without her permission. Eshoo said in a statement that she was "proud" of her constituent. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

Ford's lawyer told the Post that Ford's story passed a polygraph test administered last month by a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent.

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