Christine Blasey Ford: Everything we know about the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. Here's what we know about Christine Blasey Ford.


WHO IS CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD?

  • 51-year-old clinical psychology professor
  • Teaches at Palo Alto University and Stanford University
  • Her work has been published in academic journals
  • Received her Master's Degree in education from Stanford
  • Has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST:

  • Ford attended Holton-Arms School, a private girls school in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Ford says Kavanaugh attacked her in high school in 1982
  • Ford says she was 15 and he was 17
  • Ford says Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her, tried to prevent her from screaming
  • Ford says Kavanaugh and a friend were "stumbling drunk"
  • According to Ford, "I thought he might inadvertently kill me"

JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH:
  • Denies Ford's allegation he sexually assaulted her at a party three decades ago
  • Released a statement via the White House on Monday: "This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes-to her or to anyone. because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday."
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