Brief News Recap: Sexual Assault Accusations Against Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

What do we know?

Christine Blasey Ford, a university Professor, accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in a letter to a California senator and a representative this summer.

She also publicized her story in the Washington Post, where she claimed that Kavanaugh forced himself onto her at a party decades ago.

Although Ford didn’t write this letter until this past summer, she did share the attempted rape experience with a therapist in 2012 without mentioning Kavanaugh by name, and has recently provided the Washington Post with notes from these sessions.

Kavanaugh has denied the accusations, and other individuals who were allegedly at the party have claimed that they do not recall these incidents happening. However, Kavanaugh has agreed to questioning by the Senate Panel, and both Kavanaugh and Ford are expected to testify in public.

 

Following Ford’s accusation, Deborah Ramirez also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during the 1983/1984 school year at Yale University. Kavanaugh has also denied these allegations, but Ramirez demands an FBI investigation. Several classmates of Kavanaugh and Ramirez have spoken publicly about the allegations as well, resulting in mixed opinions. Some say that they had never heard of this accusation until now even though they were friends with Ramirez in college, others say that they have no recollection of the incident, and a third group claims that Kavanaugh was not involved.

 

President Trump has personally vouched for Kavanaugh and has stated on Twitter that the Democrats have created these false accusations in order to impede Kavanaugh from becoming a Justice on the Supreme Court.