Kavanaugh case shines light on sexual assault

After spending nearly eight hours in today's hearing, there are some positives to take away from this case.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 10:49 PM

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault both had their chance to tell their sides of the sorry today.

“I’m not questioning that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place at some time, but I have never done this to her or anyone,” said Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh forcefully denied sexually assaulting Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when they were both in high school. But under oath, Ford had a different account – saying she tried to yell for help and Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth to stop her.

Dr. Ford is actually one of three women accusing the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.

While the case continues to be a bit messy, Nicole Hamilton-Brahm tells KIMT that the case shines light on the issue of sexual violence.

“I think it can be really hard on survivors that may have not reported or reported late and are seeing things unfolding. I also think it brings a lot of awareness which is good and it also shows people how sexual violence crosses all boundaries of people,” said Hamilton-Brahm, Vilent Crime Program Supervisor at the Crisis Intervention Service.

Today’s hearing lasted for about eight hours.

A vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination could come as early as the weekend.

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