One of the women who made allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accused him of sexual harassment claims she still remembers the fear she felt as he assaulted her.
Christine Blasey Ford handed her testimony in the form of a written statement, where she said that the alleged incident had such an impact on her that it “drastically altered” her life.
Ford recalled the incident happened in 1982 during a party, adding that she went to use the bathroom when Kavanaugh along with his friend Mark Judge, visibly drunk, pushed her in a bedroom. She said she was pushed onto the bed and the 17-year-old Kavanaugh was on top of her and then he tried to grope her.
“I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help. When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from screaming. This was what terrified me the most, and has had the most lasting impact on my life. It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me,” her testimony read.
In his written testimony ahead of the hearing, Kavanaugh said he was no angel and often drank beer with his friends at that age but denies claims of assault “immediately, unequivocally, and categorically.”
“Over the past few days, other false and uncorroborated accusations have been aired. There has been a frenzy to come up with something—anything, no matter how far-fetched or odious—that will block a vote on my nomination. These are last-minute smears, pure and simple.”