By Cami Toronto, Communications — The New York Times recently published a story about a sexual assault claim against Justice Kavanaugh by a former schoolmate. The Times reported that another sexual assault allegation was made aware to them against Justice Kavanaugh from nonprofit owner Max Stier. In the report, Stier said he allegedly saw Kavanaugh and friends at a party in college push his genitals in a female student’s direction, forcing her to touch them.
However, on Monday the Times reported that the victim of this claim did not remember this incident from school. She declined to comment on the story before it was published.
Whether or not Stier’s claim is true, this reminds us of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Kavanaugh in September of 2018. Blasey came forward with her report of alleged misconduct and attempted sexual assault from Justice Kavanaugh and a friend against her.
At the time, Ford’s narrative struck a nerve on the national press level. Neither side of the political spectrum knew who to believe. There was confusion surrounding the event and a lack of clarity surrounding both sides of the story. People didn’t know if they believed Ford’s testimony because it was given at a very politically tense time, possibly indicative of political motivations for the story to come to light over anything else.
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