- Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in September.
- According to her lawyers, she is still getting threats over the allegations.
- Kavanaugh was confirmed as Supreme Court Justice on October 6.
It's been more than one month since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. But she is still being targeted over the allegations.
"Justice Kavanaugh ascended to the Supreme Court, but the threats to Dr. Ford continue," her lawyers, Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich, told NPR.
On September 27, Ford gave a tearful testimony during a public Senate hearing, in which she recalled when Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her at a party in the early 1980s.
"Brett’s assault on me drastically altered my life," she said in part. "For a very long time, I was too afraid and ashamed to tell anyone the details."
Ford is still feeling the effects of incident, but now it's not just her memories that are causing her pain.
According to NPR, after Ford spoke out, she has not been able to return to her job as a professor at Palo Alto University, has had to hire security detail, and moved four times. Her neighbors and colleagues created a GoFundMe account to help with the expenses. As of Thursday, it raised $635,931.
"The costs for security, housing, transportation and other related expenses are much higher than we anticipated and they do not show signs of letting up," Ford wrote on October 3. "Funds received via this account will be used to help us pay for these mounting expenses."
The threats began even before Ford issued her testimony. At the hearing, she said, "People have posted my personal information on the Internet. This has resulted in additional emails, calls, and threats. My family and I were forced to move out of our home. ... My family and I have been living in various secure locales, with guards."
Ford's lawyers told NPR that the danger has not stopped. Meanwhile,Kavanaugh was officially confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice on October 6.
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