“Brett’s assault on me drastically altered my life,” Ford’s testimony says. “For a really very long time, I used to be too afraid and ashamed to inform anybody the small print.”
Kavanaugh has denied her allegations, and in his ready testimony for Thursday’s listening to, he’s set to once more situation an entire denial of her declare.
In her written testimony, Ford describes the lengthy path her accusations took from her personal outreach earlier this yr to her public look on Thursday, and her reluctance to look earlier than the committee.
“I’m right here in the present day not as a result of I wish to be,” Ford stated. “I’m terrified. I’m right here as a result of I imagine it’s my civic obligation to inform you what occurred to me whereas Brett Kavanaugh and I had been in highschool.”
Ford, in her testimony, is because of clarify she has no uncertainty in regards to the id of her alleged attacker, referring to Kavanaugh as “the boy who sexually assaulted me.”
“I haven’t got all of the solutions, and I do not bear in mind as a lot as I want to,” Ford stated. “However the particulars about that night time that carry me right here in the present day are ones I’ll always remember. They’ve been seared into my reminiscence and have haunted me episodically as an grownup.”
And as for political issues, Ford stated it was not her place to find out if Kavanaugh would finally head to the Supreme Court docket and that though the all-male GOP facet of the committee employed a feminine lawyer to ask questions on its behalf, she hoped to interact with the senators themselves.
“It isn’t my accountability to find out whether or not Mr. Kavanaugh deserves to take a seat on the Supreme Court docket,” she stated. “My accountability is to inform the reality.”