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and here today not because I want to be I am terrified I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school I was pushed onto the bed and Brett that on top of me he began running his hands over my body and grinding into me I yelled hoping that someone downstairs might hear me and I tried to get away Embassy Suite with heavy ropes me and tried to take off my clothes he had a hard time because he was very inebriated and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit underneath my clothing I believe he was going to rape me I tried to yell for help when I did Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from yelling this is what terrified me the most and it’s heads lasting impact on my life it was hard for me to breathe and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me both Brett and Mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack they seem to be having a very good time Mark seemed ambivalent at times urging Bret on and at times telling him to stop a couple of times I made eye contact with Mark and thought he might try to but he did not during this assault Mark came over and jumped on the bed twice while Bret was on top of me and the last time that he did this we toppled over and Brett was no longer on top of me I was able to get up and run out of the room directly across from the bedroom with a small bathroom I ran inside the bathroom and lock the door I waited until I heard Brett and Mark we’ve the bedroom laughing and loudly walk down the narrow stairway pinballing off the walls on the way down I waited and when I did not hear them come back up this I left the bathroom went down the same stairwell through the living room and left the house I remember being on the street and feeling is a normal sense of relief that I escaped that house and that Brett and Mark we’re not coming outside after me breath assault on me drop drastically altered my life
Christine Blasey Ford, the university professor who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, began her hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee with a powerful address.

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