Ende Juni wurde er von Dr. Christine Balsey Ford, einer Psychologin und Professorin an der Palo Alto University, des sexuellen Übergriffes beschuldigt. In einem Brief an die demokratische Senatorin des Staates Kalifornien offenbarte Ford den Vorfall, der sich in den 80'er Jahren ereignet haben soll. Der zwei Jahre ältere Kavanaugh und einer seiner Freunde sollen die Highschool-Schülerin auf einer Party körperlich sowie sexuell missbraucht haben. Zu Kavanaughs Verteidigung twitterte Präsident Trump: „Sollten die von Dr. Ford gemachten Anschuldigungen stimmen, bin ich mir sicher, dass sie oder ihre liebenden Eltern damals Anzeige bei der Polizei erstattet hätten.“
Sexueller Missbrauch: Wieso so viele Betroffene keine Anzeige erstatten
I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018
He was the nephew of my father’s girlfriend at the time & was older & stronger than me. It started when I was 7 & I thought he’d hurt me more & that nobody would believe me. It took 4 years to break the silence. He was abusing other kids too, I later found out. #WhyIDidntReport— deray (@deray) September 21, 2018
I was 17. Raped by a friend. I was confused. In denial. Afraid. His parents were richer & better connected than my parents. He was a "good" student. Ppl liked him. The only friend I told--responded w: "He wld never do that." I didn't think anyone would help me. #WhyIDidntReport https://t.co/YbCuIMg07M— Abigail Hauslohner (@ahauslohner) September 21, 2018
When I was 16, I had pretty much the same experience as Ford. My (supportive & loving) parents still don't know. At the time, I thought I might get in trouble for being there in the first place & also I was embarrassed & wanted badly to just forget. I never did. #WhyIDidntReport— maura quint (@behindyourback) September 21, 2018
#WhyIDidntReport my sexual assault.— Peter Morley (@morethanmySLE) September 21, 2018
I was living in a time when someone who identified as a gay teenager would NOT be taken seriously by the police.
I believed that I would be mocked & ridiculed for being gay.
I also felt it was MY fault.
I didn't think they would believe me.
Hey, @realDonaldTrump, Listen the fuck up.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 21, 2018
I was sexually assaulted twice. Once when I was a teenager. I never filed a police report and it took me 30 years to tell me parents.
If any survivor of sexual assault would like to add to this please do so in the replies. #MeToo https://t.co/n0Aymv3vCi
Because I didn’t want to lose my job or make people think I was a drama queen. #WhyIDidntReport— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) September 21, 2018