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‘Thank Her for Her Bravery:' Monica Lewinsky Commends Brett Kavanaugh Accuser for Coming Forward

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California professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward Sunday as the woman who wrote an anonymous letter outlining her alleged assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh-and women are thanking her for her bravery.
“I am so sorry this woman was outed without consent. I'm sorry for what she endured as a teenager. And thank her for her bravery stepping forward,” Monica Lewinsky tweeted.
i am so sorry this woman was outed without consent. i'm sorry for what she endured as a teenager. and thank her for her bravery stepping forward.
- Monica Lewinsky September 16, 2018
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California professor who accused Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault goes public

California professor who accused Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault goes public

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Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. Since Wednesday, she has watched as that bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent, drawing a blanket denial from Kavanaugh and roiling a nomination that just days ago seemed all but certain to succeed.
Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell...
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Democratic Senator Feinstein urges FBI probe of Kavanaugh allegations

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U.S. Senate consideration of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become a Supreme Court justice should be put on hold until the FBI conducts an investigation into a California woman's allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump's nominee.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Calls For A Halt To Kavanaugh Confirmation While FBI Investigates Sexual Assault

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Senator Dianne Feinstein called for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation to be put on hold until the FBI conducts an investigation.
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Writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter speaks out

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Christine Blasey Ford is reportedly the woman who wrote the confidential letter alleging Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. She is a professor at Palo Alto University.
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Kavanaugh Accuser Speaks To Newspaper On Record

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WASHINGTON - The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post.
California professor Christine Blasey Ford tells the newspaper that Kavanaugh and a friend corralled her in a bedroom during a gathering at a house in Maryland in the early 1980s. She says that both boys were “stumbling drunk” and that the friend watched as Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and clumsily tried to pull off her clothes.
She says she tried to scream and Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand.
Ford says she escaped when...
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Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Opens Up About the Alleged Sexual Assault

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The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post .
California professor Christine Blasey Ford tells the newspaper that Kavanaugh and a friend corralled her in a bedroom during a gathering at a house in Maryland in the early 1980s. She says that both boys were “stumbling drunk” and that the friend watched as Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and clumsily tried to pull off her clothes.
She says she tried to scream and Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand.
Ford says she escaped when Kavanaugh's...
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Brett Kavanaugh's Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Comes Forward As His Confirmation Process Must Stop

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After months of silence, widely published Christine Ford, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University who teaches with Stanford University, has come forward, and she comes having passed an FBI-administrated lie detector test to boot.
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Author Of Brett Kavanaugh Letter Speaks Out: 'I Thought He Might Inadvertently Kill Me'

Author Of Brett Kavanaugh Letter Speaks Out: 'I Thought He Might Inadvertently Kill Me'

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Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter that detailed allegations of sexual assault against the Supreme Court nominee.
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The anonymous woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has come forward

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

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The anonymous woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has spoken out for the first time since her previously secret letter was revealed.
Research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post she decided to come forward after hearing misrepresentations of her account and being approached by the press.
Ford said she wanted to maintain her privacy, but now felt that her "civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation."
The anonymous woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanugh of sexual assault has spoken...
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Kavanaugh accuser speaks for the first time in interview with Washington Post

Kavanaugh accuser speaks for the first time in interview with Washington Post

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On Sunday, the woman at the center of stunning claims, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, spoke out publicly about her allegations for the first time.
The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, provided her account of the incident to The Washington Post , days after details of her letter leaked. According to the report, she sent the letter in late July. It was only last Wednesday that The Intercept reported that Sen. Dianne Feinstein was in possession of a letter describing this incident, which she'd withheld from her colleagues. It was subsequently reported that...
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Woman Who Accused Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault Comes Forward to Tell Her Story

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Christine Blasey Ford has decided she no longer wants to stay anonymous. The professor at Palo Alto University has been watching in horror over the last few days as the basic details of a confidential letter she wrote alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s when they were both high school students became public. Her name had not been revealed but she feared it was only a matter of time as reporters had started to approach her and ask her colleagues about her. So she decided to come forward and speak to the Washington Post , noting that...
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California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault

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