Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Ford Willing to Testify Before Senate Committee

Christine Ford—the professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault in 1982—is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, her lawyer said. Attorney Debra Katz also told NBC’s Today show Monday morning that her client considers Kavanaugh’s alleged attack to have been a case of attempted rape. Asked if Ford would be willing to testify before the committee, Katz said: “She is. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth.” Asked if Ford considered the alleged attack as attempted rape, she said: “She does. 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.” The lawyer also denied that coming forward with the allegations was politically motivated, saying: “She was quite reluctant to come forward, and she was in fact outed after she had made the decision not to come forward.”