'I Am Terrified': Full Text of Christine Blasey Ford's Prepared Remarks Released

“I am here today not because I want to be. I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school,” Professor Christine Blasey Ford plans to say in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, according to prepared remarks released to media Wednesday evening.

While Ford is one of three women to publicly accuse the U.S. Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, she is currently the only alleged victim slated to speak at the Thursday hearing ahead of a vote scheduled for Friday.

Describing the night Ford says Kavanaugh attempted to rape her while his friend Mark Judge watched, Ford’s testimony reads in part:

Read Ford’s full written statement:

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