Story updated following new clarifying statement made by Cristina Miranda King:
As confusion sets in regarding whether or not Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, after her attorney now says she will only do so if the FBI investigates the matter, new details continue to emerge over the three-decade old allegations.
According to NBC News, Cristina King Miranda, a former schoolmate of the alleged victim, now has come forward, via a Facebook post, to state that she does in fact recall the incident being discussed at the school shortly after it allegedly took place.
“Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me,” wrote Cristina Miranda King. “I did not know her personally but I remember her. This incident did happen. Many of us heard a buzz about it indirectly with few specific details. However Christine’s vivid recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true.”
King, who now works as a performing arts curator in Mexico City, did not witness the incident first hand, but appears to be making the assumption that, based on the conversations at the school shortly after the alleged attack, there was in fact some sort of incident which took place involving Kavanaugh and Ford.
King later clarified her statement from her social media posts, making it clear that she does not know for a fact if the assault actually took place:
“That it happened or not, I have no idea,” Cristina King Miranda told NPR’s Nina Totenberg. “I can’t say that it did or didn’t.”
As additional information surfaces, it will be interesting to see if the GOP-led Senate will eventually allow for additional witnesses to take part in any hearing, if Ford decides to show up. As of right now, there is no indication that the White House will be instructing the FBI to investigate this matter, meaning that Ford is currently not slated to appear before the Judiciary Committee on Monday anyway.