Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Lindsey Miller, Staff Writer

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being accused of sexual misconduct by a former high school peer as Kavanaugh approaches a Supreme Court nomination to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. According to his accuser, Christine Ford, the incident happened at a house party in 1982, where Kavanaugh allegedly pushed her into a bedroom, groping her and attempting to remove her clothes, keeping his hand over her mouth to keep her from crying for help, all while a friend of Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, watched, amused. As of July, “Ford reached out to the Post’s tip line as Kavanaugh’s name appeared on the shortlist to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy” (note: Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump to replace Justice Kennedy on July 9th, 2018) (

In addition, a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, also accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Ramirez claims that Kavanaugh inappropriately exposed himself and harassed  Ramirez at a dormitory party while at Yale University during the 1983-84 academic year (

Over 1,000 former classmates of Christine Ford have signed an open letter of solidarity supporting Ford, writing:

We are alumnae of the Holton-Arms School, and we are writing in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a fellow Holton graduate.

We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story. It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can reasonably vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a lifetime seat on the nation’s highest court.

Dr. Blasey Ford’s experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton. Many of us are survivors ourselves.

Holton’s motto teaches students to “find a way or make one.” We dream of making a world where women are free from harassment, assault, and sexual violence. We are deeply grateful to Dr. Blasey Ford for bravely stepping forward and bringing us closer to that world we all seek.” (

Over 700 women of Yale University have also signed an open letter of support to Deborah Ramirez, writing:

“As women of Yale, some of whom are ourselves survivors of sexual assault, we stand behind Deborah Ramirez, Yale ’87, and with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. These two women have come forward with grave allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a Yale graduate. We are coming forward as women of Yale because we have a shared experience of the environment that shaped not only Judge Kavanaugh’s life and career, but our own. We are committed to supporting all women who have faced sexual assault, not only at Yale, but across the country.

Ramirez has made allegations against Judge Kavanaugh about an incident that took place when both were students at Yale. We commend her courage in coming forward. We ask that she be afforded respect and security to protect her privacy, quality of life, and emotional stability.

We demand that her allegations be thoroughly investigated and that she be treated with fairness, and given an opportunity to tell her story. We also demand that the Senate Judiciary Committee delay any vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court until all allegations against him have been investigated, all witnesses have testified under oath, and his nomination has been thoroughly vetted.” (

In opposition, on September 21st, 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted:

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay. Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.” ( @realDonaldTrump)

Christine Ford has agreed to testify against Kavanaugh in an open hearing on Thursday, September 27th (