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Brett Kavanaugh 'sexual assault victim' speaks out

September 16, 2018 4:12 pm

The woman alleging she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself in an interview with the Washington Post.

Christine Blasey Ford says Mr Kavanaugh was drunk when he pinned her to a bed and tried to remove her clothing when they were both teenagers.

Mr Kavanaugh denied the allegations when they first surfaced last week.

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Top Democrat Dianne Feinstein called for his nomination to be put on hold.

When did the alleged assault take place?
Christine Ford, a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, told the Post she had decided to go public as her privacy was “being chipped away”.

She believed the incident happened in 1982, when she was 15 and Mr Kavanaugh was 17.

He was a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland, and she was studying at a nearby high school.

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