Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school, has informed the Senate Judiciary Committee that she “would be prepared to testify next week” so long as senators offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” according to an email her lawyers sent to committee staff members.
In the email, obtained by The New York Times, Ford’s lawyer said that testifying Monday “is not possible and the Committee’s insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event.”
The lawyer reiterated that it is Ford’s “strong preference” that “a full investigation” occur before her testimony.
“As you are aware, she has been receiving death threats, which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and she and her family have been forced out of their home,” the email said. “She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”