Christine Blasey Ford, the Californian professor who accused the Supreme Court judge, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexually abusing her as a teenager, said in a rare public appearance on Sunday night that she was responsible to the nation to express.
Blasey Ford, a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University in Northern California, received the Rodgers' Baldwin Courage Award from the ACLU in Southern California at Beverly Hills, near Los Angeles. Their appearance at the event was not announced in advance.
"When I came to the front last September, I did not feel brave, I simply did my duty as a citizen," she said.
"I understood that not everyone would welcome my information and I was prepared for a variety of outcomes, including the dismissal," she said.
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Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 201
She claimed Kavanaugh had held her, grabbed her clothes before trying to remove her and put his hand over her mouth as she tried to scream.
Kavanaugh, who emphatically rejected the claim, was narrowly affirmed the court next month.
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Blasey Ford has seldom performed in public since she testified. A campaign to raise funds for her last year said she received threats after her testimony and "had to hire a security force to protect her family."
Late last month, she appeared in Santa Clara , California, to receive a similar award from the Silicon Valley YWCA.
Commenting on her statement in the Senate, Blasey Ford said at the Santa Clara event, "I just thought it was my duty as a citizen and that everyone in my position would do the same."
Kavanaugh has also rarely occurred in public since it was confirmed last year. On Friday in Washington, when he appealed to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal basis, Kavanaugh was greeted by protesters who were dressed like this The reproductive slaves in the dystopian novel "The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale" while the Senate testimony of Blasey Ford was played on a large screen in front of the venue.