According to someone who is working for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation, he posses evidence that can potentialy shake up Ford’s entire case against him. He plans to show the Senate Judiciary Committee calendars from the summer of 1982 that don’t match the accuser’s description of the alleged event.
These calendars, however, do not disprove Ford’s allegation. It’s possible that he attended a party that he did not listed. Unfortunately for Ford, this does not mean that his team won’t argue in his favor.
New York Times examined the calendar pages from June, July and August 1982. They show Kavanaugh was, for the bigger part, outside of town during the summer, away with his parents or at the beach. The calendars also show that when he was home he had college interviews, football practice or playing basketball. There are listed parties as well, but they include names of people different to those mentioned by Dr. Ford.
The calendar pages are one-month pages that show typical teenage activities, including nights at the theater, “beach week”, interview for Yale University, football camp in August, and summer league basketball. There is nothing on the calendars that indicate Ford and Kavanaugh didn’t meet, but Kavanaugh has told his advisers and friends that he does not remember Ford at all.
The problems for senators is that Dr. Balsey hasn’t given a specific date or the location of the house in which the alleged incident happened. All that she remembers is that she was wearing a bathing suit with other clothing on top of it and that the incident happened during the summer of 1982.
Both Kanavaugh and Ford’s hearings are scheduled on Thursday, after which it will be decided whether there will be a confirmation vote for Kavanaugh regarding his nomination to the Supreme Court.
Dr. Ford told The Washington Post that she and Kavanaugh were at a house in Montgomery County in the Maryland suburbs. She said that a drunk Kanavaugh took her to a bedroom, groped her, and tried to remove her clothing. She also added that when she tried to scream for help, Kavanaugh allegedly covered her mouth with his hand.
She listed Mike Judge as a witness, saying that he was in the room and that he jumped on top of them on the bed. Judge told the Judiciary Committee that he had no recollection of such an event and that he has never seen Kavanaugh act that way.
Ford also identified two other people that were allegedly in the house when the incident happened, however, both of them have denied her allegation as well. Leland Keyser said she did not remember Kavanaugh or being at a party with him and Patrick Smyth also denied being at such a party or seeing Kavanaugh act inappropriately.
“It’s not surprising that Ms. Keyser has no recollection of the evening as they did not discuss it,” Ms. Katz said. “It’s also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of consequence happened to her. Dr. Ford of course will never forget this gathering because of what happened to her there.”, said Debra Katz, one of Ford’s lawyers.
Given the sensitivity of the situation, Judge Kavanaugh’s advisers said he wouldn’t argue whether Ford was sexually assaulted or not, but he will definitely argue that it wasn’t Kavanaugh who did it. There are others who also believe that this is a case of mistaken identity.
Ford told The Post that she didn’t talk to anyone about the incident when it happened. She told her husband that she was a victim of sexual assault, but nothing more. She also added that she talked about the incident with a therapist in 2012. The therapist’s notes were shown to The Post, saying that Ford remembers being attack by 4 students “from an elitist boys’ school” who are now “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington”. However, the notes don’t mention Kavanaugh’s name.
“The mention of four rather than two was an error by the therapist”, she said.