Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation

Feinstein explains decision to keep letter making claims against Kavanaugh private

Anna Moneymaker

In a lengthy interview-article with the Post, Christine Blasey Ford described the 1980s incident, which she says took place at a home in suburban Montgomery County, Maryland. She says that both boys were "stumbling drunk" and that the friend watched as Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and clumsily tried to pull off her clothes. She says she was anxious he might "inadvertently kill" her as he allegedly covered her mouth with his hand to stop her from screaming.

"We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983", wrote the women, who said majority had attended all-girl high schools in the area.

Allegations that Trump's SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape a woman when he was in high school emerged this past week.

The report adds that Ford told no one of the incident in any detail until 2012, when she was in couples therapy with her husband.

The FBI confirmed it had received the letter but indicated it was not immediately pursuing the allegations. "I never saw Brett act that way", he said before Ford's identity was revealed. In late July, Ford sent a letter through Eshoo's office to Sen. Judge stood across the room, she said, and both boys were laughing "maniacally". "Along with another male, Kavanaugh locked the door from the inside and played loud music that the accuser said precluded successful attempts to yell for help".

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The classmate said of the allegation, 'I have no recollection of that'. "I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities", Feinstein said in a statement Thursday.

A father of two young girls, Kavanaugh might decide to spare his family what inevitably will be a few weeks of scrutiny and discussion about Ford's charges. Feinstein declined to comment beyond the statement. "That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day", the letter states. Last week, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ― under pressure from the media and her fellow Democrats ― acknowledged receipt of a letter and said she had kept it confidential at the request of the author.

Mr Kavanaugh denied the allegations when they first surfaced last week. She reached out to the Post before Kavanaugh was nominated, refuting the notion that she is part of some desperate last-ditch effort to derail his nomination. "For these and other reasons detailed below, I strongly oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court". "For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect", the women said in the letter sent Friday to Senate Judiciary leaders.

In this regard, it's fair to note that Ford is a registered Democrat and a past contributor to some Democratic candidates.

Ford said that she had been reluctant to identify herself publicly for fear that it would disrupt her life, but she chose to as her letter and the story leaked. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth. She said she now feels like her "civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation".

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