Kavanaugh Accuser Back In Bay Area, In Seclusion

Matt Bigler
October 08, 2018 - 9:56 am

USA Today

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Palo Alto University Professor Christine Blasey Ford has returned to an undisclosed Bay Area location as she anticipates her next steps following the Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Ford's exact location is not being publicized, but she is reportedly being watched by a close circle of friends.

During her Senate Judiciary Committee testimony on September 27, Ford informed senators that Internet trolls had posted her personal information and that of her parents online.

“This has resulted in additional emails, calls and threats. My family and I were forced to move out of our home,” said Ford during the hearing.

Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss intends to present Ford with a proclamation for bravery, although no ceremony has been scheduled. Kniss revealed her own sexual assault history after Ford came forward.

“I’m amazed at it, I still am, but I’ve heard so many other women who have said what I said gave them courage and what she’s saying is giving them courage,” said Kniss in an interview with KCBS Radio reporter Matt Bigler.

It remains unclear whether Ford will return to her position at Palo Alto University.  There are reports she may take a sabbatical leave.

Written By: Arooba Kazmi