Dr. Christine Margaret Blasey Ford is a psychology professor best known for being the leading accuser of sexual misconduct against now-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during Kavanaugh’s tumultuous confirmation process in September – October 2018. Ford, who is a professor at Palo Alto University in California, grew up near Kavanaugh in the tony Maryland suburbs outside Washington, D.C. In mid-September 2018, The Washington Post broke a story in which Ford alleged that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a drunken high school house party decades prior in Maryland. Subsequent allegations of separate sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, charged by Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, ultimately emerged. Ford’s charge was considered to be the most credible, even though Ford was not able (and still has not been able) to produce a single corroborating piece of evidence. Additionally, Ford herself could not remember key details from her alleged story — including when exactly the party in question was and how she got home from the party. Kavanaugh vehemently denied, and continues to deny, all charges of purported wrongdoing.