Woman willing to testify over Trump's nominee

Kavanaugh accuser said to be willing to testify before US Senate committee

Kavanaugh accuser said to be willing to testify before US Senate committee

As her private outreach to California Democratic Sen. After her story began to leak, she changed her mind and chose to go public.

"Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation", Ford told the Post.

The anonymous woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has come forward.

The Washington Post reported her account as follows: "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".

Ford's former high school is located seven miles away from Kavanaugh's former high school, and each of them are single-sex educational institutions.

Although the White House appeared to stand behind Kavanaugh, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Monday that sworn testimony from both Kavanaugh and Ford on the specific allegation should be considered as part of the record in the judge's hearings. "That's a long time ago and nobody mentioned it until the other day", Trump said, according to a White House pool report. "He has been widely supported by those who have dealt with him, his classmates, his colleagues, his clerks, lawyers, legal scholars", Blunt said at the time. Kavanaugh was on top of me while laughing with [Mark Judge], who periodically jumped onto Kavanaugh. "With Kavanaugh's hand over my mouth I feared he may inadvertently kill me". I have received medical treatment regarding the assault.

"In weighing her privacy and the consequences to herself and her family, she has demonstrated her willingness to risk these factors to present the truth", Eshoo said.

Ms Feinstein on Sunday called on the FBI to investigate Ms Ford's story "before the Senate moves forward on this nominee".

Banks said Ford was not motivated by politics, but ultimately chose to provide her account "so that those making a very important decision can make an informed decision with all the facts".

Ford is not taking a position, Katz said, on whether Kavanaugh ought to withdraw his bid to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Asked if that included sworn testimony at a public hearing before senators, Katz told CBS's "This Morning" program: "She's willing to do what she needs to do".

Ford initially contacted both Feinstein and The Washington Post in July, but at the time, she was not willing to make her allegation publicly.

In the interview, Ford says she never revealed what had happened to her until 2012, when she and her husband sought couples therapy.

"I never saw Brett act that way", Judge said.

The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on Kavanaugh's nomination.

"I've made it clear that I'm not comfortable moving ahead with the vote on Thursday if we have not heard her side of the story or explored this further", Flake told The Washington Post.

Feinstein issued a statement on Sunday afternoon in support of Ford and calling for the FBI to investigate the matter before the Senate advances Kavanaugh's nomination. "This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee", Feinstein said. Bob Corker of Tennessee, said the vote should be postponed until the committee heard from Ford.

She said Kavanaugh and a friend - both "stumbling drunk", she says - corralled her in a bedroom when she was around 15 and Kavanaugh was around 17.

"The standard procedure for updates to any nominee's background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties", said the statement.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley plans to speak with Kavanaugh and Ford before the committee's scheduled vote, according to a spokesman for the senator.

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