Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has been keeping a low profile since becoming a household name by appearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee where she testified that then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.
President Donald Trump first claimed that she was a credible witness and rapidly went on the campaign trail where he bashed and mocked her.
Ford’s lawyers — Debra Katz and Lisa Banks — sat down with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt and said Trump’s decision to belittle the alleged victim hurt her.
One of the attorneys said: “She was upset by it, yes, as any woman would be who is the victim of sexual assault, who is mocked and belittled by anyone, never mind the president of the United States.”
Trump defended his decision to mock Ford by telling Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro: “I think that they should be held liable. You can’t go around, and whether it’s making up stories or making false statements about such an important position, you can’t do that. You can destroy somebody’s life.”
Trump spoke about the false accusations about him in the past and defended Kavanaugh who was hit “with false statements made about him, things that never happened.”
The brash billionaire went on to say: “Many, many false things were said about a very, very fine man and would have destroyed his family if this didn’t happen. It all came together in the end, and people realized it was false accusations and false statements.”
Meanwhile, the founders of the #Metoo movement have penned a love letter to show support to Ford.
It read in part: “We remembered the times we had not been believed. We remembered the times we had been believed and disparaged anyway. We remembered how long ago we’d put our pain in a box and tucked it away so we’d be able to survive in a world that didn’t care. We were quiet because you’d been called to open the box. We were afraid for you. Because we remembered.”
The letter stated: “You raised your right palm toward that committee and you lifted your head toward the sky, and you closed your eyes. You stood there, in front of the world, utterly vulnerable.”
Trump is unconventional.