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We Now Know How Christine Blasey Ford's Lawyers Are Going to Back Up Her Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh During Her Testimony Tomorrow

We Now Know How Christine Blasey Ford's Lawyers Are Going to Back Up Her Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh During Her Testimony Tomorrow
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

She's been telling people about this for years.

Attorneys for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford have submitted sworn witness statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee from four people close to Ford and who are familiar with her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Ford's attorneys plan on introducing the sworn statements during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday at which Ford and Kavanaugh will both testify under oath.

The documents contain affidavits from Ford's husband, Russell, as well as three friends who support Ford's claim that Kavanaugh drunkenly tried to rape her while she and the judge were in high school.

Each of the witness's declarations appears to corroborate Ford's story.

According to his declaration, Russell Ford recalled his wife sharing a story about sexual assault “around the time we got married," however details didn't start to emerge until the two attended couple's therapy in 2012.

"She said that in high school she had been trapped in a room and physically restrained by one boy who was molesting her while another boy watched," Mr. Ford said. "She said she was eventually able to escape before she was raped, but that the experience was very traumatic because she felt like she had no control and was physically dominated."

His testimony continued:

"I remember her saying that the attacker?s name was Brett Kavanaugh, that he was a successful lawyer who had grown up in Christine's hometown, and that he was well-known in the Washington, D.C. community. In the years following the therapy session, we spoke a number of times about how the assault affected her."

Mr. Ford said his wife was "afraid" Trump would tap Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy and that she was "very conflicted” about going public with her story.

“However, in the end she believed her civic duty required her to speak out,” Mr. Ford said. “In our 16 years of marriage I have always known Christine to be truthful person of great integrity. I am proud of her for her bravery and courage.”

Adela Gildo-Mazzon said Ford told her about the incident with Kavanaugh at a dinner in 2013 and told Ford's lawyers about it earlier this month, documents show.

“During our meal, Christine was visibly upset, so I asked her what was going on,” Gildo-Mazzon said 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.”

Gildo-Mazzon added that she has known Ford for more than a decade and considers her "a good friend."

Keith Koegler said Ford spoke to him about the alleged assault in 2016 while he was "coaching her son's baseball team."

The two were discussing the sentencing of Brock Turner, a college student convicted of raping a girl behind a dumpster whose light sentence was widely seen as a slap on the wrist.

"Christine expressed anger at Mr. Turner's lenient sentence," Kroeger said, "stating that she was particularly bothered by it because she was assaulted in high school federal judge in Washington. DC."

Kroeger received an email from Ford on June 29, 2018, identifying "Trump's favorite for SCOTUS" as the person that attacked her.

Kroeger asked: “I remember you telling me about him, but I don’t remember his name. Do you mind telling me so I can read about him?”

Ford replied: "Brett Kavanaugh."

Rebecca White, a neighbor and friend of Ford's for more than six years, said Ford approached her outside her home to discuss a social media post White had written about her own sexual assault.

“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."

Ford 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.”

Kavanaugh firmly denies all the allegations.

In a Fox News interview Monday night, Kavanaugh said he was a virgin throughout high school and college and had never had "sexual intercourse" with anyone at the time.

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