Chris Wallace: My Daughters Spoke to Me About How Victims Remember Sexual Abuse


While discussing the Senate Judiciary hearing with Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford, Fox News host Chris Wallace explained how his daughters “schooled” him on how victims of sexual abuse can have trouble remembering all the details surrounding their incident.

“There are huge gaps in this story, there’s no question about it,” Wallace said today. “Now, I have been schooled by my daughters on this subject, people that have been victims of sexual assault will say there are memory lapses and sometimes in this fight or flight reaction people blackout things.”

Wallace went on to say “one of the most interesting questions and effective questions” was when Senator Amy Klobuchar asked what Ford “can’t forget” about the alleged assault.

Earlier today, Wallace referenced his daughters again, as they have impacted his perspective on why sexual misconduct victims don’t come forward.

“Two of my daughters have told me stories that I had never heard before about things that happened to them in high school,” Wallace said this morning — prior to the hearing. “And hadn’t told their parents, I don’t know if they had told their friends, never reported it to police.”

“The point is there are teenage girls who don’t tell stories to a lot of people, and then it comes up,” he added. “I don’t think we can disregard that.”

He has also called Ford’s account “extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible.”

As for Kavanaugh, Wallace agreed with Bret Baier when asked if the nominee “is guilty” in the eyes of the public “until proven innocent by himself.”

“He is going to have to if not prove to demonstrate a lot of reason and support,” Wallace said.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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