AFTERSHOCK

State Senator Shares Sexual-Assault Story After Ford’s Testimony

After Christine Blasey Ford came forward with sexual-assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh Thursday, two state senators shared their own stories of alleged sexual assault. “I am 83 years old and I still remember the EXACT moment and EXACTLY where I was at age 13 when I was first horribly groped and forcibly kissed by a middle aged man who had been welcome visitor in my home,” New Jersey state Sen. Loretta Weinberg, 83, wrote in a Friday Facebook post. “And no I never told anyone till now... And no I am not confused. And yes that was a long time ago.” In a follow-up post, she said she published her account on social media so “people would better understand how girls and women have been treated for generations.” In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Washington Sen. Candace Faber claimed that state Sen. Joe Fain sexually assaulted her in 2007 while they were both students at Georgetown University. “Like Dr. Ford, I can no longer remain silent knowing that the man who raped me is in a position to influence the laws that govern my state and impact every woman who lives here,” Faber wrote. Fain told the Associated Press that he “absolutely” denies the allegation and wants to “show respect to Ms. Faber and to the process.”