Multiple reports have found that a letter held by Senate Democrats contains allegations from an unnamed woman who says that Kavanaugh and another man attempted to sexually assault her when they were all in high school. 'He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing'. Kavanaugh has said he "categorically and unequivocally" denies the accusation.
According to the Post, Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University who teaches in a consortium with Stanford University.
Ranking member Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats are demanding Kavanaugh's confirmation vote be delayed after a previously anonymous woman came forward with sexual misconduct accusations from 35 years ago.
Ford says she didn't reveal what happened until 2012 during couples therapy with her husband.
"In evaluating Kavanaugh's denials, we must take account of the fact that he has been dishonest about so much else", Norm Eisen, White House ethics czar under former President Barack Obama, said in a tweet.
Feinstein - who has been criticized for publicizing the existence of letter at the last minute, after Kavanaugh had already undergone two days of intense questioning in his hearings - called Sunday for the Senate to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation time to investigate, and said she supported Ford's decision to share her story.
Notes from an individual therapy session the following year, when she was being treated for what she says have been long-term effects of the incident, show Ford described a "rape attempt" in her late teens. Katz said the lie-detector test was necessary because she would be attacked as a liar if she ever went public with her allegations.
"Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it", the Post wrote. However, the paper reports, she declined to comment on the record at that time.
The Judiciary Committee, which has finished confirmation hearings for Kavanagh, still plans to vote next Thursday on whether to recommend that he be confirmed by the full Senate, a spokesman said. It was originally sent to Rep. Anna Eshoo, who represents California's 14th district, according to several media reports. "I never saw Brett act that way", Mr. Judge told the Weekly Standard.
The future Supreme Court nominee pinned Ms. Judge to a bed, groped her and grinded on top of her and tried to take off her bathing suit. She said she now feels like her "civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation".
But now Ford's decision to put her name behind the accusations - made after weeks of reluctance - will nearly certainly intensify the push by Democrats to delay Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation vote.
Kavanaugh, now 53 and a federal appeals judge in Washington, has denied the allegation. Every other Republican in the Senate is expected to vote yes - and some Democrats from Trump-won states may join them - though it remains to be seen if the misconduct allegation will cost him any support.