Lawyer for Kavanaugh’s Accuser: My Client Isn't Saying Kavanaugh Shouldn't Be Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Posted: Sep 17, 2018 11:30 AM

The lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during a party in high school, says her client hasn't taken the position her allegations disqualify him from serving as a justice on the Supreme Court. 

"She has not taken a position that he should not be confirmed," attorney Debra Katz said on CBS News Monday morning.

Katz is a major Democrat donor and called those working for President Trump "miscreants."

Blasey Ford went public Sunday as the woman behind a letter Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein referred to the FBI last week about Kavanaugh's alleged behavior. She has accused him of forcing himself on her during a party 35 years ago. She said they both had been drinking. From the Washington Post: 

 Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges — corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.

While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

Ford said she told no one of the incident in any detail until 2012, when she was in couples therapy with her husband. The therapist’s notes, portions of which were provided by Ford and reviewed by The Washington Post, do not mention Kavanaugh’s name but say she reported that she was attacked by students “from an elitist boys’ school” who went on to become “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.” The notes say four boys were involved, a discrepancy Ford says was an error on the therapist’s part. Ford said there were four boys at the party but only two in the room.

Kavanuagh has repeatedly, categorically denied ever engaging in this behavior toward anyone. The White House is firmly standing behind his nomination.