A California woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school has come forward, alleging in an interview that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed at a Maryland house party and clumsily tried to remove her clothing.
Christine Blasey Ford says in the interview with The Washington Post that Kavanaugh and a friend – both “stumbling drunk, she says – corralled her into a bedroom during the party in the early 1980s.
She says Kavanaugh groped her over her clothes, grinded his body against hers and tried to take off her one-piece swimsuit and the outfit she wore over it.
Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand when she tried to scream, she says.
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” says Ford, 51, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
She says she was able to get away after Kavanaugh’s friend jumped on top of them and everyone tumbled.