This news makes me despair for America.
When Americans’ perception of reality can be so completely and irreconcilably different, what hope is there for our country?
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is the woman who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than 30 years ago when they were both teenagers.
Ford’s allegations and testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on September 27, 2018 were ripped apart by prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, the Nominations Investigative Counsel who cross-examined Ford and Kavanaugh during the hearing.
Three days after the hearing, Mitchell submitted her legal analysis of Ford’s allegations in a 10-page Memorandum, which began with this statement:
A “he said, she said” case is incredibly difficult to prove. But this case is even weaker than that Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them. For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.
Mitchell then elaborated on the reasons why Ford’s accusations are not believable (for a more detailed description of the Memorandum, see “Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell rips apart Christine Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh”):
- Ford gave inconsistent accounts of when the alleged assault happened.
- Ford gave inconsistent accounts of the alleged assault.
- Ford could not remember key details of the night in question which could help corroborate her account, including the house in which the alleged assault took place, and how she arrived at and left the party.
- Ford had no corroborating witnesses. All three of the individuals she named as having attended the party denied any memory of the party.
- Ford was inconsistent in describing the alleged incident to her husband.
- Ford did not name her assailant in her marriage therapy in 2012 or in her individual therapy in 2013.
- Ford’s memory of more recent events was also inconsistent and hazy, including when she had taken a polygraph test about the alleged assault.
- Ford was inconsistent in her claims of psychological effects (anxiety, claustrophia, PTSD) from the alleged assault.
The legal definition of slander is “the oral communication of false statements that are harmful to a person’s reputation”; “an act of communication that causes someone to be shamed, ridiculed, held in contempt, lowered in the estimation of the community, or to lose employment status or earnings or otherwise suffer a damaged reputation. Slander is a subcategory of defamation.”
Being inconsistent, hazy, unsubstantiated, uncorroborated, and without evidence or witness(es), Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Brett Kavanaugh are wholly incredible, intended to harm his reputation and thwart his confirmation to the Supreme Court, and therefore slanderous. Despite all that, yesterday (October 30) in Santa Clara, California, the Silicon Valley YWCA honored her with their 2019 Empowerment Award.
Jesse Gary sycophantically reports for KTVU Fox 2:
Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford made her first public speaking appearance since the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 2018.
Rarely does an award recipient eclipse the keynote speaker. At the Silicon Valley YWCA’s annual luncheon Wednesday in Santa Clara, Doctor Christine Blasey-Ford took center stage, and the lion’s share of attention. She stepped forward to accept the non-profit’s 2019 Empowerment Award.
“It’s funny, I was inspired by Anita Hill when I was deciding whether to testify. But it didn’t occur to me at the time that I would be inspiring anyone else,” said Dr. Blasey-Ford.
In September of 2018, Blasey-Ford braved a withering attack while alleging then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. While Kavanaugh went on to gain confirmation to the High Court, Blasey-Ford helped lend credence to claims made by victims of sexual violence.
“I just really applaud her tremendous courage and continuing to come out and be firm in her message,” said luncheon attendee Tonie Hansen.
Blasey-Ford’s remarks lasted just a few minutes, but had the 1,400 guests in attendance captivated. While she blazed a trail through Washington’s power-elite, the keynote speaker blazed a trail that helped change the country.
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