USA Today has obtained a copy of documents sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee by the attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the first women who accused Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
With the hearing set for Thursday, Ford’s attorneys are doing the best they can to reinforce the integrity of their client. In doing so, they have sent the Senate letters signed by Ford’s husband Russell Ford, along with three additional friends who can all help corroborate the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh is completely denying that he sexually assaulted Ford, and also reinforcing this by saying that he was still a virgin during this time period in the early 1980s when these allegations are made. Ford claims that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a house party in 1982, while they were both in high school. He is alleged to have pinned Ford down while covering her mouth and proceeding to grope her.
While the 4 individuals who have signed these declarations did not actually witness the alleged assault take place, they do claim that they have heard of the allegations well before Kavanaugh became President Trump’s choice as Supreme Court Nominee.
Adela Gildo-Mazzon, Rebecca White and Keith Koegler are the three friends who have known about these allegations for some time. Gildo-Mazzon was made aware of them approximately 5 years ago, White has known about them since 2017, and Koegler has known about them since 2016.
“During [a] meal, Christine was visibly upset, so I asked her what was going on,” Gildo-Mazzon, who has known Ford for over a decade, wrote in her declaration. “Christine told me she had been having a hard day because she was thinking about an assault she experienced when she was much younger. She said she had been almost raped by someone who was now a federal judge. She told me she had been trapped in a room with two drunken guys, and that she had escaped, ran away and hid.”
Rebecca White was Fords neighbor.
“I was walking my dog and Christine was outside of her house,” White said. “I stopped to speak with her, and she told me she had read a recent social media post I had written about my own experience with sexual assault.
“She then told me that when she was a young teen, she had been sexually assaulted by an older teen,” White continued. “I remember her saying that her assailant was now a federal judge.”
While these claims certainly won’t be as condemning to Kavanaugh as actual witness testimony could be, they do lend credence to Ford, and help debunk the idea that she’s simply making this up for political reasons.