The woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of attacking her during a high school party in the 1980s, came forward Sunday, saying the Supreme Court nominee drunkenly pinned her to a bed, groped her over her clothes and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream, according to a new report.
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Christine Blasey Ford, 51, told The Washington Post in a report published online Sunday. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
Ford, a research psychologist in northern California, said Kavanaugh and a friend were both “stumbling drunk” when they pushed her into a bedroom during the alcohol-fueled party in suburban Maryland.
With his pal watching, Kavanaugh grinded his body against hers and tried to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it, Ford told the paper.
She said she managed to flee when Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s classmate at Georgetown Preparatory School, jumped on top of them – allowing her to lock herself in a bathroom before running out of the house.
Ford said she told no one about the episode until 2012, when she was in couples therapy with her husband.
On Sunday, the White House sent the newspaper a statement that Kavanaugh issued last week, when the outlines of his accuser’s account first became public,
“I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time,” he said.
Through a White House spokesman, Kavanaugh declined to comment further on Ford’s allegation and did not respond to questions about whether he knew her during high school.
The White House had no additional comment.