The lady who has accused Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has been compelled out of her dwelling as a consequence of dying threats, her attorneys stated Tuesday.
Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys advised Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyWife of ‘Glow’ director writes ‘Stop Kavanaugh’ on her arm for Emmy Awards Grassley agrees to second Kavanaugh hearing after GOP members revolt Murkowski echoes calls for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify MORE (R-Iowa) in a letter that the Palo Alto College professor has been successfully compelled into hiding by violent messages focusing on her and her household.
“Within the 36 hours since her title turned public, Dr. Ford has acquired a surprising quantity of assist from her group and from fellow residents throughout our nation. On the identical time, nevertheless, her worst fears have materialized,” her attorneys wrote within the letter.
“She has been the goal of vicious harassment and even dying threats. Because of these type of threats, her household was compelled to relocate out of their dwelling. Her e mail has been hacked, and he or she has been impersonated on-line,” the letter continues.
Ford’s attorneys went on within the message to slam Republicans on the Judiciary Committee over a request for Ford to testify on the identical desk as Kavanaugh, whom she has accused of holding her down and forcibly groping her whereas making an attempt to take away her garments in a Washington Put up interview.
“Whereas Dr. Ford’s life was being turned the other way up, you and your employees scheduled a public listening to for her to testify on the identical desk as Choose Kavanaugh in entrance of two dozen U.S. Senators on nationwide tv to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident,” they write.
“The listening to was scheduled for six quick days from immediately and would come with interrogation by Senators who seem to have made up their minds that she is ‘mistaken’ and ‘blended up,’ they add, writing that “no sexual assault survivor must be subjected to such an ordeal.”
The letter concluded by stating that Ford would require an FBI investigation to be accomplished earlier than testifying earlier than the committee about her allegation.
Kavanaugh, who was nominated to the Supreme Court docket in July to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, has denied the allegation and states that he was not on the occasion the place the assault is alleged to have occurred.
The White Home and President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN’s Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading ‘idiotic’ conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be ‘phenomenal’ president MORE have each defended Kavanaugh amid the firestorm following the information of the allegation final week, with Trump holding a joint press conference Tuesday to defend his nominee.
“I really feel so badly for him that he’s going via this, to be sincere with you,” Trump stated of Kavanaugh on the press briefing. “This isn’t a person who deserves this.”