Perhaps someone can help me: I've yet to see an explanation from Ford (or her representatives) as to why she didn't come forward with this before Kavanaugh was nominated for the SC. It seems (and maybe I'm wrong) that these kinds of accusations often don't happen until someone is nominated for a very high position, and I'm wondering why that is, because it makes me a little skeptical (and maybe I'm wrong for thinking that way, but there it is).
Honestly, you just need to read the original Washington Post article that disclosed her name. She reached out to the Washington Post and told them this story off the record BEFORE Kavanaugh was nominated. It gets into her motivations for why she wanted to remain silent, and again, she did reach out to the press pre-nomination.
And before that she told her husband.
And before that told her therapist.
There's many reasons to believe Ford is credible. The second person to come forward, not so much. But Ford, plenty of reasons.
And in those earlier instances, she identified the alleged perpetrator by name as Brett Kavanaugh?
Good question. I don't remember, but I believe "yes" to her husband and therapist.
According to I belive the WashPost she considered leaving the country at one point bc of fear of Kavanaugh when it was announced he was on the short list.
I might be wrong on some of this, and I certainly don't know Dr. Ford so am not vouching for her. But her story certainly seems believable and there's enough "there" that I'm in favor of investigating further before making a lifetime appointment to the most important judicial position in the country.
The 2nd accuser, I'm not as convinced by. But, to the New Yorker's credit, they laid out all the evidence they had, some supportive and some not supportive, of the story. If someone wants to call the New Yorker story fake news, then that means the "not supportive" part of the story is also fake news.
Avenatti says he has evidence of a 3rd person, and even tweeted some suggestive things about how this 3rd person may know something about what is on Kavanaugh's supposed calendar. This may or may not be true, of course, and Avenatti has all sorts of angles he's playing. The thing he's got really solidly in his corner, of course, is that the President denied for a long time any relationship to Stormy Daniels, Avenatti basically staked his career to her, and of course we all now know she's right, and the President's a liar.
Not trying to take the thread off topic, just trying to lay out the facts or "potential facts" in order of believability, as I see them.