Two different men have independently claimed they were involved in the sexual encounter described by Christine Blasey Ford and not Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it has been revealed.
Both men claimed to the Senate Judiciary Committee that it was they who were involved in the incident at a high school party in 1982.
Ford has accused Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed and covering her mouth while trying to remove her clothing as his friend Mark Judge watched when she was 15 years old.
The Senate Judiciary Committee said it interviewed the first man who came forward.
Sen Chuck Grassley released a statement on Wednesday revealing the man ‘believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter in question with Dr Ford’.
On Wednesday, a day before both Ford and Kavanaugh are due to testify, the committee also spoke to another man who believes it was he who actually had the encounter with Ford in 1982 that is ‘the basis of her allegation’.
The committee said it interviewed the first man who took responsibility for the assault on September 24, according to Buzzfeed News.
He was interviewed again on September 25 and ‘described his recollection of their interaction in some detail’, according to the committee.
The committee received an ‘in-depth written statement’ from the man on September 26, the same day they received a phone call from another man claiming he had the encounter.
‘He explained his recollection of the details of the encounter,’ the committee said.
The committee did not release the identities of either men, nor did it reveal whether it found their accounts credible or worthy of following up.
Unlike many states, Maryland does not have a statue of limitations for felony sexual offenses.
Ford has maintained that she vividly remembers the assault with Kavanaugh. She has also passed a polygraph test.
‘It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me,’ Ford wrote in her prepared remarks prior to Thursday’s hearing.
‘Both Brett and Mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack. They both seemed to be having a good time.
‘Mark was urging Brett on, although at times he told Brett to stop. A couple of times I made eye contact with Mark and thought he might try to help me, but he did not.’
Two men independently claiming they assaulted Ford when she was 15 years old come amid more lurid revelations about Kavanaugh’s time at Georgetown Prep.
Kavanaugh’s nomination has opened the door to a shocking world of the children of Washington’s wealthiest, who pay as much as $50,000 a year to exclusive schools which offer gilt-edged educations and entries into elite circles.
And in the 1980s the exclusive all-boys school in Bethesda, Maryland was almost as infamous for its parties as it was for its ability to send boys to the Ivy League.
‘All of these Catholic schools were wild,’ one woman who attended an exclusive Washington school for girls and whose brother attended Prep told AFP.
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Source: Daily Mail