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Christine Blasey Ford Donates GoFundMe Money To Survivors Of Sexual Assault

Christine Blasey Ford made a statement on her GoFundMe page that she will be donating all extra funds from the fundraiser to support trauma survivors after the page raised over $647,610 in just two months. The page was originally started to help cover costs of “security, housing, transportation and other related expenses” leading up to her testimony during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearings. 

Ford made the decision to no longer accept donations on the page after the outpouring of support that exceeded her initial goal of $150,000. “Your donations have allowed us to take reasonable steps to protect ourselves against frightening threats, including physical protection and security for me and my family, and to enhance the security for our home,” Ford said in an updated statement on the GoFundMe.

“Although coming forward was terrifying, and caused disruption to our lives, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to fulfill my civic duty,” Ford said. “Having done so, I am in awe of the many women and men who have written me to share similar life experiences, and now have bravely shared their experience with friends and family, many for the first time.”

This statement comes after Ford has remained largely silent about Kavanaugh’s confirmation and her life after the testimony.

According to The Huffington Post, Ford is still receiving threats weeks after Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

To learn more about Katie or get in touch with her, please visit katiemaloneportfolio.wordpress.com/.