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Who Is Christine Blasey Ford? New Details Emerge About Brett Kavanaugh Accuser

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Who Is Christine Blasey Ford? New Details Emerge About Brett Kavanaugh Accuser

As shocking sexual assault allegations threaten to derail Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, more is being learned about his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old clinical psychology professor, claims a drunken 17-year-old Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were in high school. 

Prof. Ford currently lives on a quiet street in Palo Alto, California, with her husband and their two sons, ages 12 and 14. They haven't been seen since she went public with her bombshell allegations against Kavanaugh in The Washington Post.

Inside Edition’s Jim Moret spoke to some of her neighbors. 

"They are amazing neighbors," one said. "They are great people."

Another neighbor says she believes Ford "100 percent," adding, "Why would she go through this?" 

Prof. Ford says she never told anyone what happened with Kavanaugh until 2012, when she revealed it during couple's therapy.

She claims Kavanagh was "stumbling drunk" and "pinned her to a bed ... and groped her over her clothes." When she tried to scream, "he put his hand over her mouth." 

"I thought he might inadvertently kill me," she told The Washington Post.

Her attorney, Debra Katz, told Inside Edition that her client's claims may have bearing on his confirmation to the Supreme Court . 

“Dr. Blasey Ford believes he attempted to rape her when she was in high school and that bears on his fitness and character,” Katz said. 

In 1982, Kavanaugh was a senior at elite Georgetown Prep boarding school outside Washington, D.C., where he played on the football team and was also captain of the basketball team.  

His accuser was a sophomore cheerleader at Holton-Arms School, an all-female academy with alumni that include Jackie Kennedy and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  

Kavanaugh rejected Blasey Ford's claims in a statement released Monday. 

"This is a completely false allegation," he said. "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes — to her or to anyone."

The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination Thursday, but it may now be delayed. 

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