Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a drunken high school party sometime in the 1980s, has made several conflicting statements about the number of people she says were present at the party the night of the alleged assault.
In a story published by The Washington Post on September 16, Ford said there were four boys at the party but only two — Kavanaugh and his friend Mike Judge — in the room at the time of the alleged assault. The Post cited notes from a couples therapy session in 2012 as evidence to back up the claim. In these notes, it says “four boys were involved, a discrepancy Ford says was an error on the therapist’s part.” Post reporter Emma Brown immediately clarifies: “Ford said there were four boys at the party but only two in the room.”
In her letter to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, however, Ford wrote, “the assault occurred in a suburban Maryland area home at a gathering that included me and four others.” These statements contradict the number of people she wrote in her polygraph statement were at the party that night. The polygraph statement was released today.
Dr. Ford's polygraph letter contradicts letter she sent to Feinstein. Polygraph letter says "4 boys and a couple of girls" were at party. Letter to Feinstein says "me and four others." No way to reconcile the two—irrespective of whether she's counting herself in polygraph letter. pic.twitter.com/aWJ10vTDna
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 26, 2018
In her handwritten statement she made on August 7, which you can read in full here, she wrote that “there were four
people boys and a couple of girls” at the party on that night. In the released text of her opening statement for Thursday’s morning hearing, she says four boys were there plus her female friend.
JUST IN: Text of opening statement from Dr. Ford for Thursday's hearing, as submitted to the Senate Judiciary Cmte. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Xi8fD8rJUf
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 26, 2018
So were there four people there that night total? Were they all boys? Or were there four boys and a couple of girls? What girls besides the one she names in her opening statement? This all remains unclear.