Debbie Ramirez tweets in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford

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He made the comments at a news conference in NY a day before Judge Brett Kavanaugh was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

Michael Avenatti, an attorney representing one of the women, Julie Swetnick, said his client has demanded a chance to testify before the Senate panel and that the FBI launch an investigation into her allegations.

Ramirez said that Kavanaugh exposed his penis to her while both were students at Yale; Ford said that Kavanaugh cornered her in a bedroom, got on top of her, closed her mouth with his hand, turned up music to drown out noise, and was intent on raping her before she was able to get free and leave the room.

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In his prepared testimony, which was released to media Wednesday, Kavanaugh denied the allegations of sexual assault. Democrats' search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist.

Kavanaugh said Ford's allegation is "refuted by the very people she says were there", including a female friend of Ford's who says she doesn't remember the party.

Thursday's hearing was a critical moment for the Me Too movement, hinging on whether USA politicians believe women like Blasey and Kavanaugh's other alleged victims, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick; whether allegations of sexual assault can or should affect a Supreme Court confirmation; whether speaking out against powerful men is worth the inevitable backlash.

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"It's happened to me many times", he said, claiming he had been accused - falsely - by "four or five women".

Ford also during her sworn testimony that she was "100 percent" certain that it was Kavanaugh who attacked her. He choked back tears while saying that his 10-year-old daughter, in saying her evening prayers recently, told Kavanaugh's wife Ashley, "we should pray for the woman".

Rachel Mitchell, counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, questions Christine Blasey Ford as Senators Ben Sasse, R-NE, Ted Cruz, R-TX, Mike Lee, R-UT, and John Cornyn, R-TX, listen during the hearing on September 27, 2018.

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Ford, a California psychology professor, said the incident has "haunted me episodically as an adult". Judge Kavanaugh understood that he testified under penalty of felony, subject to up to 5 years of imprisonment. I am not questioning that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place at some time. "The Ranking Member's staff sat through the interview". I would never do to them what you've done to this guy. Kavanaugh and his friends denied they were there. Feinstein's office, Ford said.