Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's former accuser Christine Blasey Ford says the money she raised on her GoFundMe page is a "godsend" for her and her family. She entered the spotlight a few months ago when she heard that Kavanaugh was on the top of Trump's list to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. In a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party. The note became public and so began the three-week media frenzy over Kavanaugh's suddenly controversial nomination.
Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee and gave her side of the story, insisting she was "100 percent" certain it was Kavanaugh who put his hand over her mouth and assaulted her. When it was Kavanaugh's turn to respond, he vehemently denied it all. A few days later, the committee confirmed him and he is now the 114th associate justice of the Supreme Court.
Ford started a GoFundMe page in hopes of alleviating the emotional and a financial toll the experience took on her. For instance, the security detail she had to hire after receiving death threats, and her temporary housing arrangements. The fundraiser raised $650,000 from about 14,000 people in over two months. The money she doesn't use will go toward trauma survivor support groups.
"Your tremendous outpouring of support and kind letters have made it possible for us to cope with the immeasurable stress, particularly the disruption to our safety and privacy," Ford wrote last week.
Other women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, one of whom recently admitted to have made up her story for attention.