Speaking out about sex crimes rarely leads to justice

IT was the hand over her mouth to muffle her screams that was the worst part, she says. This was the action that had “the most lasting impact” on Christine Blasey Ford in the years that were to follow.

It was 1982, she was 15 years old, and the reason she is talking about the alleged incident years later is that the man she is accusing of sexual assault, Brett Kavanaugh, has been nominated by Donald Trump to serve on the US Supreme Court.

This is the person whom Blasey Ford says pinned her to a bed, thrust his body against hers and tried to remove her clothes after he, or possibly his accomplice, pushed her from behind into a first-floor bedroom during an impromptu house party.

Read the rest of this column at thenational.scot

Published in The National on September 28 2018.

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