Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation

Pauline Gross
September 16, 2018

"He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing".

I thought he should just "let it rip", Kennedy said of Booker's statements.

According to CNN.com, "Kavanaugh physically pushed her into a bedroom, the accuser said".

A woman is accusing Kavanaugh of assaulting her when they were high schoolers in the early 1980s, and she relayed the claim in a letter to Democratic Sen.

Ford told the Post that Kavanaugh "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". When she tried to scream, he put his hands over her mouth.

Kavanaugh has denied the charges.

Watching Kavanaugh move toward a likely confirmation, she chose to end her effort to come forward, according to the New Yorker.

According to an account in The New Yorker, the incident happened while Kavanaugh, now 53, attended the elite Georgetown Preparatory Catholic all-boys high school in suburban Washington.

Ford said she told no one about the episode until 2012, when she was in couples therapy with her husband. At some point in the night, Ford told the Post, she got up to use the bathroom. Dianne Feinstein since July, but it only recently surfaced.

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"I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation", Kavanaugh said in a statement on Sunday.

Ford is a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University who teaches in a consortium with Stanford University.

The information came from an individual who wanted to remain anonymous and had declined to press the issue themselves, Feinstein said.

For several days, Feinstein declined requests for the woman's letter from other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, the New Yorker reported.

Ford is a registered Democrat. A registered Democrat who has made small contributions to political organizations, she contacted her congresswoman, Democrat Anna G. Eshoo, around the same time. Eshoo passed it to Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the committee that is weighing Kavanaugh's nomination. Feinstein has give the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On Thursday, she announced she had referred the issue to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where it was included as part of Kavanaugh's background file.

Dick Durbin of IL, the No 2 Democrat in the Senate, called on Saturday for the committee vote to be delayed, tweeting: "The American people deserve to know who Judge Kavanaugh is, but Republicans are trying to rush through this nomination while concealing critical parts of the nominee's record".

Kavanaugh, from the moment Trump announced his nomination, has stressed he has supported and promoted women.

"Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it", the Post wrote.

Collins held an hourlong phone call with Kavanaugh on Friday, her spokeswoman confirmed.

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