Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee, said in her opening statement that sexual violence was a serious problem in the United States "and one that goes largely unseen". KTVU has not had a chance to speak with Swetnick or vet her claims, other than reading her declaration.
The Republican said that as a lawyer himself, he's "not going to assume he's guilty" during Thursday's highly-anticipated hearing. A Kavanaugh friend stood by and they both laughed uproariously during the incident, she testified. Ford also said she had to hire a private security team to keep her and her family safe.
The "trauma-related experience" was seared into her brain, she said. She wrote she has a "firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their turn with a girl inside the room". "I'm still on the fence about, do I believe that this was absolutely this person".
She also recounted how the alleged attack altered her life, describing anxiety and claustrophobia that prompted her to demand adding a second front door when her home was remodeled. Committee investigators specifically asked Judge Kavanaugh about all pending accusations, in specificity.
Swetnick did not identify Kavanaugh or Judge as her attacker in that incident.
KTVU emailed Kavanaugh's attorneys on Wednesday and did not immediately hear back.
There's not much doubt what Kavanaugh will say about Ford.
Two additional women have come forward with accusations against Kavanaugh, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick. Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who was detained by Republicans on the committee to question Ford, would later tell Ford that she was "struck" by the fact that Ford appeared "terrified".
Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, has since told U.S. media that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party in the 1980s.
Democrats on the Judiciary Committee grilled Kavanaugh Thusday afternoon on various details of the sexual assault allegations against him, as well as ominous suggestions that have been reported in the press, such as secret meanings behind some entries in his high school yearbook.
He denies having a "sexual or physical encounter of any kind" with Ford.
Speaking on Wednesday with Shannon Bream on "Fox News @ Night", Hanafin said that when he administered the polygraph exam, it consisted of just two questions: "Is any part of your statement false?" and "Did you make up any part of your statement?"
During that wretched piece of reassurance theater, the embattled Supreme Court nominee presented his high school self as a virginal innocent and all-around Very Good Boy.
Among the television viewers on Thursday was Trump, who has mocked the credibility of Kavanaugh's accusers.
He called allegations by three women that he acted inappropriately as a young man a "last-minute smear campaign".
Avenatti, the lawyer who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels, has made it clear he is exploring a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.