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100% sure Kavanaugh assaulted me: Christine Ford


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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, said that she was 100 per cent certain that the latter did so.
Earlier this month, Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, had alleged that Kavanaugh had assaulted her during a party in the 1980s when they were both in high school. She had accused Kavanaugh of groping her and attempting to remove her clothes.
Testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ford narrated her ordeal saying, "Early in the evening, I went up a narrow set of stairs leading from the living room to a second floor to use the bathroom. When I got to the top of the stairs, I was pushed from behind into a bedroom. I couldn't see who pushed me. Brett and Mark came into the bedroom and locked the door behind them.
There was music already playing in the bedroom. It was turned up louder by either Brett or Mark once we were in the room. I was pushed onto the bed and Brett got on top of me. He began running his hands over my body and grinding his hips into me," CNN reported.
"I yelled, hoping someone downstairs might hear me, and tried to get away from him, but his weight was heavy. Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes. He had a hard time because he was so drunk and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit under my clothes. 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," she added.
When Senator Dianne Feinstein quizzed Ford on how she was absolutely sure that Kavanaugh had allegedly assaulted her, she replied that "it is the same way that she was talking to here right now and basic memory functions."
Responding to a question of mistaken identity from Feinstein, Ford said: "absolutely not."
Another Senator, Amy Klobuchar asked Ford to recall the alleged assault, to which she replied, "The stairwell, the living room, the bedroom, the bed on the right side of the room - as you walk into the room, there was a bed to the right - the bathroom in close proximity, the laughter, the uproarious laughter, and the multiple attempts to escape and the final ability to do so."
According to a report by the Washington Post, Kavanaugh allegedly covered Ford's mouth with his hand to prevent her from screaming.
Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court by US President Donald Trump in July to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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First Published: Sep 28 2018 | 12:28 AM IST

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