The woman that is accusing SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual misconduct 35 years ago has come forward. Who this woman is — is quite revealing. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sat on this story for months and tossed it out as a Hail Mary play. What took her so long to come forward? Probably a few things.
It’s not easy for someone to come forward and make accusations of sexual misconduct publicly, and coming forward will certainly impact not only the accuser, but her entire family, and even her workplace. Is that what happened in this case? Perhaps.
There are some troubling details in this particular case, though.
The allegation was 35 years old, and the woman hadn’t come forward until 2012. Interestingly, it was in 2012 that Kavanaugh’s name was dropped as one of the front-runners as the Supreme Court pick of the then-Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. It was in couple’s therapy that Blasey Ford mentioned Kavanaugh’s name and the incident.
In an interview, her husband, Russell Ford, said that in the 2012 sessions, she recounted being trapped in a room with two drunken boys, one of whom pinned her to a bed, molested her and prevented her from screaming. He said he recalled that his wife used Kavanaugh’s last name and voiced concern that Kavanaugh — then a federal judge — might one day be nominated to the Supreme Court.
In the Washington Post article that details Blasey Ford’s claim, she says that she was 15 attending a party with no parents in the home, and had been drinking. She also claims that Brett Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, were both there already quite drunk. She alleges that she was pushed into a bedroom and was groped by Kavanaugh, but managed to escape.
To take those accusations at face value, they are problematic. But both Kavanaugh and Judge deny the claim. It’s a classic he said/she said scenario.
There are reasons to believe that Blasey Ford may not be telling the truth. We’ve seen that with the Duke Lacrosse team, Mattress Girl at the Columbia University, the Rolling Stone article about the alleged rape that occurred at the University of Virginia, and women have been prosecuted for lying. ClashDaily has asked if women who lie about rape should go to jail.
There are discrepancies between the claims in the Washington Post article and other reports of actions taken by Blasey Ford. Here are a few of the head-scratchers:
The Post story says that she called a tip line, but Sen. Feinstein says that she wanted to remain anonymous.
She contacted The Post through a tip line in early July, when it had become clear that Kavanaugh was on the shortlist of possible nominees to replace retiring justice Anthony M. Kennedy but before Trump announced his name publicly. A registered Democrat who has made small contributions to political organizations, she contacted her congresswoman, Democrat Anna G. Eshoo, around the same time. In late July, she sent a letter via Eshoo’s office to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.
Source: Washington Post
As the Post mentioned, she is a registered Democrat. She’s donated to several Democrat causes like the DNC, DCCC, and Friends of Bernie. She’s obviously pretty far left.
According to WaPo, she also hired Debra Katz as her attorney and had a polygraph test administered.
She engaged Debra Katz, a Washington lawyer known for her work on sexual harassment cases. On the advice of Katz, who said she believed Ford would be attacked as a liar if she came forward, Ford took a polygraph test administered by a former FBI agent in early August. The results, which Katz provided to The Post, concluded that Ford was being truthful when she said a statement summarizing her allegations was accurate.
Christine Ford, who sometimes uses the name Christine Blasey professionally, is also a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University, specializing in statistical models for research. She also teaches at the Stanford University School of Medicine and is a visiting professor at Pepperdine University. She has had many published research articles.
If you look her up on RateMyProfessors.com, she doesn’t have a very good record. It seems that several former students think that ‘there’s something wrong with her.’
This student rated her as ‘Awful’:
Christine ford is the worst educator I have ever experienced. Avoid taking her class and avoid any interaction with this person. I feel like she has something wrong with her and I am surprised no one has caught this. Also avoid fullerton’s MSW program as long as she is there.
So did this one:
Prof. Ford is unprofessional, lacks appropriate filters, and I am honestly scared of her. She’s made comments both in class and in e-mails, if you cross her, you will be on her bad side. I fear to think of the poor clients that had to deal with her while she got her MSW and her LCSW. Absolutely the worst teacher I ever had.
This one gave her a ‘Poor’ rating:
Take her class and you will take antidepressant, start smoking or drinking again and gain 20lbs at your risk.
In April 2017, Blasey joined fellow scientists at what wasn’t so much a ‘March for Science’ as it was an anti-Trump march, wearing a knit hat made to look like a human brain. The hat was the ‘brainchild’ of a friend of hers, inspired by the pink kitty hats worn at the
Nasty Women’s March.
“It’s a science party!” said biostatistician Christine Blasey, of Palo Alto, who will wear an elaborately knitted cap of the human brain — yarn turned into a supersized cerebral cortex — inspired by the “pussy hats” donned during the Women’s Marches.
Source: Mercury News
Blasey Ford also signed a letter by the ACLU opposing President Trump’s border control policies. In the letter, it specifically cites the Obama-era policy of separating children from their (alleged) parents, which has been blamed on Trump and called ‘racist.’ The letter claims that the zero-tolerance policy on border control was ‘violating human rights’ and the separation of families ‘traumatized children.’