Kavanaugh assault accuser breaks silence: 'I thought he might inadvertently kill me'
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Image via screengrab.

In an interview with the Washington Post, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school detailed what happened the night of the alleged incident.


Identifying herself as Christine Blasey Ford, she told the Post's Emma Brown that she feared for her life.

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

According to the report, "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. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth."

Ford explained that she told no one about the incident until 2012, revealing it when she was in couples therapy with her husband. According to her therapist's notes --   provided by Ford and reviewed by the Post -- they do not mention Kavanaugh by name but state she claimed that she was attacked by students “from an elitist boys’ school” who went on to become “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.”

Ford's husband, Russell Ford, told the Post that she did use Kavanaugh’s last name “and voiced concern that Kavanaugh — then a federal judge — might one day be nominated to the Supreme Court.”

The Washington Post reports that Ford has already submitted to a polygraph and passed.

You can read the whole report here.