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Christine Blasey Ford reveals “constant harassment and death threats” since Brett Kavanaugh accusations

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  • Christine Blasey Ford revealed the kinds of threats and
    harassment she and her family have experienced since she
    publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of
    sexual assault.
  • In prepared remarks she is scheduled to deliver to the
    Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Ford said “my greatest
    fears have been realized — and the reality has been far worse
    than what I expected.”
  • “My family and I have been the target of constant
    harassment and death threats. I have been called the most vile
    and hateful names imaginable,” Ford wrote.
  • Ford says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party
    when they were teenagers in the 1980s. She is one of at least
    two other women who made similar claims of sexual misconduct.
    Kavanaugh denies any wrongdoing.

Christine Blasey Ford revealed the kinds of threats and
harassment she and her family have experienced since she publicly
accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

In prepared remarks she is scheduled to deliver to the Senate
Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Ford said “my greatest fears
have been realized — and the reality has been far worse than what
I expected.”

“My family and I have been the target of constant harassment and
death threats. I have been called the most vile and hateful names
imaginable,” Ford wrote, saying that she and her family were
forced to leave their home.

“Since September 16, my family and I have been living in various
secure locales, with guards,” Ford said.

Ford said the vitriol “rocked me to my core” as she explained how
her personal accounts were hacked. In one such incident, the
psychology professor said her work email was hacked “and messages
were sent out supposedly recanting my description of the sexual
assault.”

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of violently groping her to the point
where she believed he was trying to rape her at a house party in
the 1980s, when the two were in high school.

She said the ordeal began when someone pushed her into a room and
locked the door as Kavanaugh drunkenly jumped on top of her and
tried to remove her clothes. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

Ford is one of at least two other women who have leveled similar
claims of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, which the judge
has additionally rejected. They will both testify to the Senate
Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

The stakes are high, and Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme
Court hangs in the balance, but Republicans and President Donald
Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh to the bench, have remained
steadfast in their support. A vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation is

scheduled for Friday
.

Read Christine Blasey Ford’s remarks in full here:

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