Alan Dershowitz: Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Ford ‘Has to Show Up on Monday’


Alan Dershowitz said that Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, “has to show up” to the Senate hearing and testify on Monday.

Appearing on Fox News, the Harvard Law professor rejected View host Joy Behar‘s claims that Kavanaugh is “probably guilty.”

Dershowitz went on to argue that the #MeToo movement has put the burden on the accused to prove their innocence. “In many respects, men are denied the opportunity to prove their innocence,” he said, citing sexual misconduct allegations on college campuses.

Dershowitz turned back to Ford, who has, through her lawyers, apparently rejected an invitation to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

“I think she has to show up on Monday,” Dershowitz said. “If she doesn’t show up on Monday, she has violated his core right to confront his accuser. If she shows up, what is he going to respond to? She has to go under oath.”

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley set a deadline of Friday for Ford to respond to the Committee’s request for her to testify about her allegations against Kavanaugh. Ford’s lawyers have maintained that the California-based professor does not want to testify before the Senate until the FBI has investigated her allegations.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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