An ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford has come forward to contradict her testimony that she was claustrophobic and had trouble flying as a result of her alleged assault.
The mystery ex says he lived with Ford for a time and dated her for a period of six years until he found out that she had been unfaithful. He says he witnessed her coach a friend on passing a lie detector test during that time.
Ford denied under oath that she had ever done anything like that.
‘Never,’ she told senators as she testified last week against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, her alleged attacker.
Ford claimed in testimony that she had not had ‘any discussions with anyone … on how to take a polygraph’ and had not ‘given any tips or advice to anyone who was looking to take a polygraph test’ before taking her own lie detector test in August.
An ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford has come forward to contradict her testimony that she was claustrophobic and had trouble flying as a result of her alleged assault
She also claimed at the hearing that she had PTSD-like symptoms from the alleged attack in the ’80s.
Sen. Chuck Grassley sent a seething letter to Ford’s attorneys on Tuesday evening accusing the sexual assault accuser’s lawyers of withholding critical information from the U.S. Senate in response to the latest round of he said, she said.
Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, demanded Ford’s therapy notes and suggested that she intentionally misled lawmakers in her Thursday testimony. Ford says she talked about the alleged incident involving Kavanaugh with her therapist, but has not provided proof to senators, Grassley indicated.
‘Your continued withholding of material evidence despite multiple requests is unacceptable as the Senate exercises its constitutional responsibility of advice and consent for a judicial nomination,’ he wrote, according to Fox News.
Ford was specifically asked about her experience with lie detector tests at her hearing and about an alleged fear of flying that nearly prevented her from making it to Washington.
She said she wanted to committee staff to come to her in California, but realized it was an ‘unrealistic request’ and worked up the nerve to come back to the area she once called home just outside of Maryland.
‘I was hoping to avoid getting on an airplane,’ she said. ‘But I eventually was able to get up the gumption with the help of some friends and get on the plane.’
Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh of assaulting her. She testified that she’s claustrophobic and has problems flying as a result
The female, sex-crimes prosecutor that Republicans brought in to questions her noted that she flies often for her hobbies or to attend work functions. She specifically noted that Ford had flown to Hawaii, Coast Rica, South Pacific Islands and French Polynesia to surf.
‘It’s easier for me to travel going that direction when it’s a vacation,’ Ford explained.
A man claiming to be an ex-boyfriend of Ford’s piled on in a statement to Fox News, saying that Ford had no problem taking a tiny propeller plane in Hawaii when they were dating.
He said they carried on a long distance relationship while she was living in Hawaii that ended when he found out she’d been unfaithful to him.
‘Dr. Ford never indicated a fear of flying,’ the person who asked to remain anonymous, because he didn’t want to be involved in the Kavanaugh proceedings, said in the statement. ‘To the best of my recollection, Dr. Ford never expressed a fear of close quarters, tight spaces, or places with only one exit.’
The former boyfriend also claimed that Ford lived in a small apartment with only one exit and had no apparent aversion to the tight living quarters.
Ford told Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her testimony that had a second door installed in her home because of ‘anxiety, phobia and PTSD-like symptoms’ after the assault she says took place in a bedroom at a house party where she was pinned down.
He accused her of fraud, saying that even after their relationship ended she continued to use a credit card that he’d taken her name off of, sticking him with a $600 bill for merchandise she claimed she didn’t before recanting when he threatened to contact the authorities.
In the letter, the ex suggested she’d also been untruthful in a response to the committee about polygraph tests, and whether she’d ever coached anyone on how to take one, given her background as a psychology professor.
She said that she didn’t but the ex recalled a time when she did help a friend prepare to take a lie detector test.
He said the woman, who had been her life-long best friend and a roommate of hers, Monica L. McLean, was interviewing for jobs at the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office.