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November 8, 2018

Since coming forward with allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford has had to move at least four times and hire security, and her lawyers say that new threats come in every day.

Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in late September, detailing what she says happened at a high school party she attended with Kavanaugh in the 1980s. He denied the allegations, and was confirmed and sworn in as a justice in early October. In a statement to NPR, Ford's lawyers — Debra Katz, Lisa Banks, and Michael Bromwich — said while Kavanaugh "ascended to the Supreme Court," the "threats to Dr. Ford continue."

Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University in California, and has been unable to go to work, her lawyers said. They swatted down a rumor that she's been writing a book, saying she is focusing "solely on recovering from the experience and returning to her job responsibilities." Two GoFundMe pages were created by supporters to help her pay for security and housing, and Ford's lawyers say she has "tremendous gratitude" for the generosity shown to her by strangers. Any money that is not used will be donated to "organizations that support trauma survivors." Catherine Garcia

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