Christine Blasey Ford received nasty messages and death threats and was forced to hire 24-hour security after claiming that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was trying to sexually attack her, revealed a new book.
Ford, a 52-year-old research psychologist and professor, attracted national attention last year after coming forward with allegations following the appointment of Trump to Kavanaugh.
In new book She saidWritten by New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who helped break the Harvey Weinstein story, the authors reveal that Ford had to leave her home because of the intimidation she received.
Weeks before she attended the confirmation hearing, Ford received a hair-raising message with the text: & # 39; you have three months (to live). & # 39;
Another said: & # 39; You're fucking lying! & # 39;
Christine Blasey Ford alleged Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually attack her in high school after being appointed last year
The mother of Palo Alto, California (photo on school photo) received nasty messages and threats after being identified as the prosecutor of Kavanaugh
& # 39; The lawyer told Ford that she was right about being scared of the messages and encouraged her to share them with the FBI & # 39 ;, write the authors.
& # 39; Others repeated similar sentences and sounded like they might have come from the same voice-changing machine, making them think they were somehow coordinated.
& # 39; & # 39; Don't be difficult with my boy, Brett & # 39 ;. "Don't let my boy mess, Trump." & # 39;
The mother of two from Palo Alto, California, had already seen a PTSD specialist because of the traumatic incident in 1982 and had even installed a second front door at her home because she felt she needed it to escape, the book states.
The book, released on September 10, has been compared to All the President & # 39; s Men, the unveiling of the Nixon administration, only for the MeToo era
Ford had claimed that 17-year-old Kavanaugh had held her at a party at a party when she was 15 and tried to remove her clothes while holding his hand over her mouth to make her scream.
Her emotional testimony before the Senate Court of Justice last September became a milestone for the # MeToo movement.
It changed Kavanaugh's confirmation to the most controversial since Clarence Thomas in 1991, who was also accused of sexual harassment.
After the name of Kavanaugh emerged as a potential candidate, Ford felt a & # 39; rising panic & # 39; and text & # 39; to her friends, the book says.
& # 39; The favorite for SCOTUS is the jerk that attacked me in high school. He's my age, so he stays on the field for the rest of my life (sad emoji), & the message was.
When Trump finally announced Kavanaugh as his choice on July 8, she sent another sms with a sad emoji who said: & uh. double ugh. & # 39;
But the authors reveal that Ford was reluctant to come forward and even considered calling Kavanaugh himself to ask him to withdraw his nomination so that he could prevent his family from undergoing the humiliation that would result from her steps forward & # 39 ;.
Ford felt compelled to speak out because it was unbearable for her & # 39; would have been if she had been silent before he was confirmed, according to the authors.
As the increasing pressure Ford told her son, who was 15, at the same age that she was when she was allegedly abused: & A person who wants to hire the president for an important job did something bad to me when I was old like you.
Kavanaugh shed tears during his testimony and claimed that the allegations against him by Ford and other women were politically motivated
& # 39; I am trying to find a way to get information from him. He may find it useful. & # 39;
Although she decided not to go outside, her name was leaked and she was identified after sending a letter to Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein describing her allegations.
Reluctantly, she agreed to speak at the affirmative hearing of Kavanaugh.
The book tells how on September 20, a week before her testimony, Blasey Ford texted her lawyer & # 39; to say: & # 39; I'm so scared I can't breathe. & # 39;
At that time, the offensive telephone messages had begun that pushed up the pressure even further.
The day before her testimony, Blasey Ford flew with a private jet to her lawyers to Washington and stayed at the Watergate hotel where she took Ativan recipe to relax.
On the evening of the hearing, she went to bed at 10 p.m. but woke up two hours later because she waited & was ready to do it and be ready & # 39 ;.
Before the court committee, Blasey Ford's voice quivered when she said Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, pushed her into the bedroom at a party.
Kavanaugh was finally confirmed by the committee on October 6 last year
Ford attracted national attention last year after coming forward with allegations following the appointment of President Trump to Kavanaugh
She said: & # 39; Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the uproarious laughter between the two and having fun at my expense.
& # 39; I was sitting under one of them while the two were laughing. Two friends have a really nice time together. & # 39;
Blasey Ford said the details of the house were burned in her memory, but especially the sound of laughter.
She said: & # 39; The laughter, the riotous laughter, and the multiple attempts to escape, and the ultimate ability to do that & # 39 ;.
Kavanaugh shed tears during his testimony and claimed that the allegations against him by Ford and other women were politically motivated.
He was finally confirmed by the committee on October 6 last year.
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