Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh fired back Monday against the accusations of sexual assault leveled by Christine Blasey Ford, which gained steam Sunday when Ford came forward publicly in an interview with The Washington Post. “This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone,” Kavanaugh said in the statement, which was announced by the White House and tweeted by ABC News correspondent Karen Travers. “Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday,” Kavanaugh added. “I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity.” Kavanaugh has hired powerhouse D.C. attorney Beth Wilkinson to represent him in the matter, according to a Monday report from CNN. Ford—who, in a letter submitted in July to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) that was later passed on to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), accused Kavanaugh of pinning her down, groping her, and covering her mouth to keep her from screaming while he attempted to rape her at a high-school party in 1982—also said Monday that she would be willing to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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