Lawyer For Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Ford: She’s Willing to Testify Before Senate


Debra Katz, the attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who accused Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said her client is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Katz opened her interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota by stating that Ford is willing to testify before the Senate about her allegations, which she confirmed publicly to the Washington Post this week. Ford claims that Kavanaugh assaulted her and attempted to rape her three decades ago when the two were both high school students.

Camerota asked if Ford had been asked by any lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary to testify. “That’s interesting — the answer is no,” Katz replied. She added that Ford has “heard from no one” in the Senate.

Katz went on to explain why her client was reluctant to take her allegations public, before “that decision was essentially taken away from her as those allegations were leaked.”

When detailing the alleged assault, Katz said: “[Ford] believes that but for his inebriation and his inability to take her clothes off he would have raped her.”

Kavanaugh denied the allegations in a statement: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

Watch the full interview above, via CNN.

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