#WhyIDidntReport: Victims respond to Trump’s tweet on Kavanaugh accuser

Donald Trump 'victim shames' woman who accused Supreme Court pick of sex attack'

Ford has since agreed to testify against Kavanaugh in a public Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

"I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents", he added.

This comes as a response to President Trump's recent tweet address accusations directed toward his pick for the Supreme Court.

In a statement to The Post Kavanaugh denied the allegation and gave no further comment: "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation".

Earlier, the panel had given the California professor until 2:30 pm (1830 GMT) to decide whether to appear, after she rejected a Friday evening deadline imposed by the committee's Republican leader, Chuck Grassley.

Milano lashed out at the commander in chief's deflection, explaining her own experience being sexually assaulted twice but never filing a police report.

In addition to calling the allegations an attack by the "radical left" on his Supreme Court nominee (whom he referred to as a "fine man"), Trump also criticized Ford for not reporting the alleged attack, which occurred when she was just 15 years old.

She also said she didn't report the incident.

The US women's movement, simmering since worldwide anti-Trump marches the day after his inauguration, has already mobilized against Kavanaugh's conservative stances on abortion and birth control - and is firmly behind Ford.

Now, sexual assault survivors are using the president's preferred social media platform to share their personal stories of why they didn't come forward.

Grassley had wanted the hearing to take place on Wednesday, but Ford asked that it be held on Thursday at the earliest and to be able to call as a witness a man she says was present during the assault.

After taking a jab at President Donald Trump, Alyssa Milano is now setting her sights on his daughter, Ivanka Trump.

Speaking to The Washington Post, Ford alleges that in the 1980s Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, both drunk, "corralled her into a bedroom".

"The many assault survivors replying to Milano's invitation on Twitter show that there is not a singular narrative for a victim of sexual assault", Newsweek declared on Friday.

"She was like, 'I can't deal with this, '" Russell Ford said.



Other news