Lawyer: Christine Ford Believes She ‘Would’ve Been Raped’ If Not For Kavanaugh’s ‘Severe Intoxication’
Debra Katz, the attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, said on NBC’s Today show Monday morning that her client considers her alleged assault by Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh an attempted rape.
“Does she consider this an attempted rape?” asked Today host Savanah Guthrie.
“She does,” Katz replied. “She clearly considers this an attempted rape. She believes that if it were not for the severe intoxication of Brett Kavanaugh, she would’ve been raped.”
Ford claims that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her her three decades ago when the two were both high school students. Kavanaugh denies the allegations.
Guthrie asked about Mark Judge, a friend and classmate of Kavanaugh who Ford claims participated in the assault and also denied the allegations.
Katz claimed that Judge had written a number of tweets, book and articles “that have all now been completely scrubbed from the public domain where he now acknowledges that was behavior from his Georgetown prep school days that they routinely engaged in tremendous drinking and really inappropriate behavior.”
“The drinking was so severe that they were blacked out regularly,” she said.
Katz confirmed that Ford is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“She has taken a polygraph,” Katz told Guthrie. “She is a credible person. These are serious allegations, and these should be addressed.”
Watch above, via NBC News.
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