A female university professor has detailed her allegations that US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her 36 years ago during a momentous congressional hearing that could determine whether Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the lifetime job at the nation’s top court.
Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that during the alleged incident at a gathering of teenagers when she and Kavanaugh were high school students in the state of Maryland that she thought Kavanaugh was going to rape her and perhaps accidentally kill her.
Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women as well. He has denied all the allegations.
While Trump and some Republican Party lawmakers have said called the allegations by Ford and two other women against Kavanaugh part of a smear campaign, Ford told the committee, “I am an independent person and I am no pawn.”