A former boyfriend of Dr. Christine Ford is poking some rather large holes in the story she gave to Congress.
In a letter given to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a man who says he dated Ford from 1992 to 1998 disputes several of the statements she made during her sworn testimony. That includes the extent of the psychological damage she claims the assault by Brett Kavanaugh caused her, as well as her claim that she never coached anyone on how to pass a polygraph test.
The ex-boyfriend, whose name was redacted, bears no ill will toward Ford. “I found her truthful (during their relationship) and maintain no animus towards her,” he says, but feels he needs to dispute some claims she made.
Perhaps the most damaging claim the boyfriend makes involves Kavanaugh, as he states Ford at no time during their relationship mentioned a sexual assault during high school nor mentioned Kavanaugh by name.
He also disputes Ford’s sworn testimony that she never assisted on a polygraph. In the letter, he details her assistance given to her roommate, Monica McLean, on a polygraph test. “During that time, it was my understanding that McLean was interviewing for jobs with the FBI and US Attorney’s Office. I witnessed Dr. Ford help McLean prepare for a potential polygraph exam,” he states.
“Dr. Ford explained in detail what to expect, how polygraphs worked and helped McLean become familiar and less nervous about the exam. Dr. Ford was able to help because of her background in psychology,” he said.
He further claimed that Ford never voiced any fear of flying (even while aboard a propeller plane) and seemingly had no problem living in a “very small,” 500 sq. ft. apartment with one door — apparently contradicting her claims that she could not testify promptly in D.C. because she felt uncomfortable traveling on planes, as well as her suggestion that her memories of Kavanuagh’s alleged assault prompted her to feel unsafe living in a closed space or one without a second front door.
Ford “never expressed a fear of closed quarters, tight spaces, or places with only one exit,” the former boyfriend wrote.
However, on Thursday, Ford testified, “I was hoping to avoid getting on an airplane. But I eventually was able to get up the gumption with the help of some friends and get on the plane.” She also acknowledged regularly — and, in her words, “unfortunately” — traveling on planes for work and hobbies.
And Ford explicitly told Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Thursday that she had a second front door installed in her home because of “anxiety, phobia and PTSD-like symptoms” that she purportedly suffered in the wake of Kavanaugh’s alleged attack at a house party in the 1980s — “more especially, claustrophobia, panic and that type of thing.”
Here is the letter submitted by the boyfriend, posted by Fox News’ Sharon Bream to Twitter.
BREAKING: Fox’s @johnrobertsFox obtains letter from Ford ex-boyfriend alleging: dated for 6 yrs, never told of sex assault, Ford coached friend on taking polygraph, flew frequently w/o expressing any fear of flying/tight spaces/limited exits. Doesn’t want to b/c “involved”. pic.twitter.com/jVeW0qaJD0
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 3, 2018
In this clip from Christine Ford’s testimony, she discusses her polygraph test and claims she has never helped anyone else to pass it.
In response to the letter, Sen. Chuck Grassley, chair of the Judiciary Committee, demanded Ford turn over evidence to support her claims, including therapist notes.
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