Christine Blasey Ford has been named as the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, days before the Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on his Supreme Court confirmation.
The alleged sexual assault took place decades ago in the early 1980s in Maryland when Ford was 15 and Kavanaugh was 17. She accused Kavanaugh of "pinning her to a bed during a house party, attempting to remove her clothes and putting his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream."
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Ford told The Washington Post. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.” She added that Kavanaugh was drunk at the time of the assault.
Ford, a registered Democrat, is a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in Palo Alto. Her husband is backing her in her allegations citing a therapy session a while back where Ford specifically used Kavanaugh's name, mentioning a time when she was trapped in a room with two drunken boys who then molested her.
Ford took a polygraph test administered by a former FBI agent and according to the results shared with The Washington Post, the test concluded that Ford was being honest.
The federal appeals judge has denied the allegations, saying, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”