ord, 54, made the remarks in conversation with Anita Hill on the latest episode of Because of Anita, a four-part podcast exploring the ripple effect of Hill’s 1991 testimony alleging sexual harassment by now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. (Thomas adamantly denied Hill’s account. Kavanaugh likewise said Ford was wrong and he hadn’t assaulted her.)
Watching Ford’s testimony, Hill, 65, says in the podcast that she felt a “spiritual solidarity that is hard to articulate.”
“The thing that I think about when I think about your testimony was how generous you were,” Hill says. “How you were so going out of your way to help us all understand what you had experienced and why it was important I guess with me — it was 27 years later [still] wanting to grab certain folks on the stage by the shoulders and say, ‘Why can’t you get this? Why aren’t you getting this?’ “
Though Ford admits in the podcast to being somewhat intimidated by the process of delivering public testimony, she said her coping mechanism was to let go of the ultimate outcome and “do the best job” she could in explaining the situation.
“The stress of the situation was such that I really had to let go of what the outcome was going to be really early on in the process,” Ford says. “I just could not get caught up in whatever the outcome was going to be.”
In 2018, Ford, a research psychologist and professor at Palo Alto University, testified under oath (while “terrified,” in her words) to the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh, then a Supreme Court nominee, had sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s.
She said he allegedly pinned her down to a bed, groped her and tried to remove her clothes when she was 15 and Kavanaugh was 17.
Two other women accused Kavanaugh of decades-old drunken and sexual misconduct when he was a student at the private, all-boys Georgetown Prep outside Washington, D.C., and then at Yale University.
Kavanaugh, who was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice in October 2018, has forcefully denied all the allegations.
“I’m not questioning that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place at some time, but I have never done this to her or to anyone,” he said in his own congressional testimony.
Ford’s friend Jim Gensheimer told PEOPLE in an earlier interview that the professor had been the target of death threats following her testimony and her family had to leave their house, with friends taking in her teenage sons so they can stay in school.
Speaking to Hill on the podcast released Monday, Ford says the summer in which the allegations were made public was “24/7 stressful.”
“The afterward, when you are experiencing the retaliation and the smearing and the ongoing media, you feel like you are being investigated and that you are being evaluated for the Supreme Court. That was just so unnecessary and damaging to my family,” Ford says.
Still, she says she would do it all over again, despite how much it has upended her life.
“I’m absolutely sure that I would do it again,” Ford says. “And that’s not to say that it hasn’t been really, really, really hard and that I’m still not as okay as I would like to be, three years out of the situation. I certainly wish I was doing better than I am. But I do firmly believe that I would do it again.”
Ford continues: “I think that there’s a difference between the hypothetical of, ‘Would you speak up?’ versus the reality of holding that information, keeping it to yourself and the discomfort around that. That’s not a comfortable way to live your life either — to not say anything.”
Original Article: Christine Blasey Ford Says of Kavanaugh Testimony: ‘I’m Absolutely Sure That I Would Do It Again’ (msn.com)
Of course she would do it again, especially if they are willing to pay her as much as they did the first time to tell all those lies.
She is nothing but a liar!!! Shame on her.
Leftists are not capable of shame. If they were, they wouldn’t be Leftists.
Running out of the money, the evil demos ‘blessed’ you with, for your phony, ms ford?
Agree. You know they paid her to do that and she couldn’t remember hardly any details, such as where this party happened and no one else remembers it either. If you thought you were being sexually assaulted, I am sure you remember the details.
Yep, if the money was ‘acceptable’, she’d accuse her own brother! These bitches make me SICK!
Thank You for saying that. jalogan
Ford the Fraud would of course so it again. Look at all the money she made from the demoRats.
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Of course she would, MONEY was just TOO GREAT….
This woman is a disgusting liar and a democrat so of course she would.
The hard truth is that every single DemocRAT is any Enemy to the American people. Don’t be snookered by the fact that every once in a while you hear a DemocRAT accusing their own party of being “too noisy”, which simply means for them to tone it down for a while to fool the American people like they did in the previous election.
Never ever trust a Communist (DemocRAT) and never ever forgive them for the destruction they have bestowed upon this once great nation.
Americans vs Communists (DemocRATs)
This bitch ( Christine Blasey Ford )needs to hit the high road,she is a worthless piece of crap , she is a liar, she just want to get another 15 of shame. Just get the F- ck out of here bi-ch
I read somewhere that she recanted the story about Kavanaugh. I knew it was a lie to start with.
I among others also are so tired of the Republicans downing and blaming everything that goes wrong in the whole world on the Democrats. They need to sit back and look at their own party. PEOPLE, LEARN TO LOVE EACH OTHER.
This is my question, IF someone rape’s you or assault’s you WHY wait year’s to report it? Then you conveniently come out of the woodwork just in time to ruin someone’s life, give me a break.
I was born at night but it wasn’t last night
Christine Blasey Ford sure she will and like again and again like always if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it’s a duck