Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Sex assault: SC nominee gets more time to decide on hearing

Las Vegas Nevada. Trump is in town to support the re-election campaign for U.S. Sen. Dean Heller as well as Nevada Attorney Gene Ethan Miller Getty Images North America
Ellis Copeland | 23 September, 2018, 22:21

After Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct by former classmate Dr Christine Blasey Ford earlier this month, US President Donald Trump downplayed the charge against the judge by demanding to see the report that was filed to the authorities after the alleged assault occurred.

Thousands of women have taken inspiration from Milano and come forward with their stories, prompting a new #MeToo era hashtag - #WhyIDidntReport.

"Because I was 18" and "I was scared" and "I didn't want to be defined by someone else's violent criminal act", Gretchen Whitmer, who is running for governor of the USA state of MI, tweeted using the hashtag.

But thirdly, and most importantly, there are near-infinite reasons for why someone in Ford's position might not have told her "loving parents" about the assault, let alone would have reported the assault to the authorities. Attorneys for Dr. Ford said she's too busy dealing with death threats to prepare for hearing on Monday.

The White House has said the allegations against Trump are "false".

President Trump has previously defended his nominee's character and said it's hard for him to believe that he would have carried out a sexual assault as alleged, but had previously refrained from direct attacks as he said he wanted to hear from Ford and allow the process to play out. "Afraid. His parents were richer & better connected than my parents", Abigail Hauslohner, a reporter for the Washington Post wrote on Twitter. "I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!"

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics also reports that a majority of rapes and other sexual assaults aren't reported to police.

She concludes the essay with explicit support for Ford and a denouncement of Trump and Kavanaugh.

Women weren't the only people to participate in the hashtag conversation. They said "Oh, he's a nice old man, that's not what he meant",' tweeted activist Ashley Judd. "When an adult read it, she accused me of having sex with an adult man", Judd wrote. Many said they feared they wouldn't be believed if they came forward with their accusation.

Brett Kavanaugh pictured with Donald Trump.

Ford came forward with her claims anonymously at first in a letter that Senator Dianne Feinstein passed along to FBI investigators. "I've been assaulted but this wasn't because I was an actress". A 2015 survey from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation found that only 12 percent of female college students who experienced an assault or attempted assault reported it. "The folks posting are only a drop in the bucket - so many people aren't (and may never be) ready to relive that trauma." garnered more than 3,800 likes by Friday evening.

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