Read Christine Blasey Ford's Full Unredacted Letter Accusing Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault

The letter in which Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford first accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has been released in full.

After being sent to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) in July, the letter was initially published by CNN after a source provided the network with the majority of its contents, with some details redacted.

Now the office of Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has released the full unredacted letter, in which Ford accuse Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a house party in the summer of 1982, when both were teenagers.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on September 19. Christine Blasey Ford's full unredacted letter accusing Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 has been published online after its release by the office of Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley. Win McNamee/Getty

The letter's release comes shortly after a second allegation of sexual misconduct was made against Kavanaugh, this time regarding a 1983 incident alleged to have taken place during his freshman year at Yale.

Deborah Ramirez, also a student at the university at the time, has accused Kavanaugh of thrusting his genitals in her face during a drunken party.

Christine Blasey Ford's letter

July 30, 2018


Senator Dianne Feinstein

Dear Senator Feinstein:

I am writing with information relevant in evaluating the current nominee to the Supreme Court. As a constituent, I expect that you will maintain this as confidential until we have further opportunity to speak.

Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during High School in the early 1980s.

He conducted these acts with the assistance of his close friend, Mark G. Judge.

Both were 1-2 years older than me and students at a local private school.

The assault occurred in a suburban Maryland area home at a gathering that included me and 4 others.

Kavanaugh physically pushed me into a bedroom as I was headed for a bathroom up a short stairwell from the living room.

They locked the door and played loud music, precluding any successful attempts to yell for help.

Kavanaugh was on top of me while laughing with Judge, who periodically jumped onto Kavanaugh.

They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state.

With Kavanaugh's hand over my mouth, I feared he may inadvertently kill me.

From across the room, a very drunken Judge said mixed words to Kavanaugh, ranging from "go for it" to "stop."

At one point, when Judge jumped onto the bed, the weight on me was substantial.

The pile toppled and the two scrapped with each other.

After a few attempts to get away, I was able to take this opportune moment to get up and run across to a hallway bathroom.

I locked the bathroom door behind me.

Both loudly stumbled down the stairwell, at which point other persons at the house were talking with them.

I exited the bathroom, ran outside of the house and went home.

I have not knowingly seen Kavanaugh since the assault.

I did see Mark Judge once at the Potomac Village Safeway, where he was extremely uncomfortable seeing me.

I have received medical treatment regarding the assault.

On July 6, I notified my local government representative to ask them how to proceed with sharing this information.

It is upsetting to discuss sexual assault and its repercussions, yet I felt guilty and compelled as a citizen about the idea of not saying anything.

I am available to speak further should you wish to discuss. I am currently vacationing in the mid-Atlantic until August 7th and will be in California after August 10th.

In confidence,

Christine Blasey

Palo Alto, California