Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, has identified herself as the woman accusing President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, according to a Washington Post investigation published Sunday.
Ford, 51, described an incident dating back to when the two were in high school, alleging that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed one summer in the 1980s and forced himself on her.
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,” the Post adds.
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Ford said. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
The Washington Post notes that Ford has already submitted to a polygraph test and passed.
Ford told the Post that she didn’t tell anyone about it until 2012, when she discussed it in couple’s therapy.
The Post reviewed the therapist’s notes, which don’t mention Kavanaugh’s name but say that Ford was attacked by students “from an elitist boys’ school” who would become “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.”
Kavanaugh denied the allegations last week.