Monica Lewinsky Just Weighed In on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser
Woman who knows what it means to be at the center of a political firestorm shares thoughts — see what she had to say
Monica Lewinsky, the woman who, as a 22-year-old White House intern, found herself at the center of then-President Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings back in the 1990s, praised Christine Blasey Ford for coming forward with her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Lewinsky said this after the woman’s story was, as she put it, “outed without consent.”
“I am so sorry this woman was outed without consent,” Lewinsky tweeted on Sunday.
“I’m sorry for what she endured as a teenager, and thank her for her bravery stepping forward.”
i am so sorry this woman was outed without consent. i’m sorry for what she endured as a teenager. and thank her for her bravery stepping forward. https://t.co/6LI9zXFnMt
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) September 16, 2018
Ford said she told no one of the incident in any detail until 2012, when she was in couples therapy with her husband, as The Washington Post reported.
Then earlier this summer, Ford reportedly wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago, when they were high school students in the Washington, D.C., area.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, subsequently passed the letter on to the FBI.
“Since Wednesday, she has watched as that bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent, drawing a blanket denial from Kavanaugh and roiling a nomination that just days ago seemed all but certain to succeed,” The Post article said of Ford.
“Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it.”
Ford, now a professor at California’s Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, California, teaches in a consortium with Stanford University training graduate students in clinical psychology, noted The Post.
Her work has been widely published in academic journals.
She alleges that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed one summer at a party and forced himself on her, 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.”
She also said Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth when she attempted to scream.
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Ford said to The Post. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
Kavanaugh has called Ford’s claim a “completely false allegation” — and also said he would be willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Ironically, Kavanaugh worked on Kenneth Starr’s independent counsel investigation into the Whitewater and Lewinsky scandals during the 1990s.
He helped draft a report that articulated the evidence for potentially impeaching Bill Clinton.
Kavanaugh wrote in a memo that year that he was “strongly opposed” to giving Clinton a “break” during the counsel’s questioning, according to The Hill.
Is it possible Christine Blasey Ford waited so long to come forward because she was busy scrubbing her social media pages and online profiles? #DirtyPolitics
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 16, 2018
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