"Why suffer through the annihilation if it's not going to matter?" she said.
The girl was able to free herself but considered the incident an assault. Kavanaugh was born in 1965, so he would have been a teenager at the time.
The existence of the letter and some details of its contents became public in recent days, however.
HIRONO: Judge Kavanaugh, Chief Justice John Roberts has recognized that, quote, "The judicial branch is not immune", end quote, from the widespread problem of sexual harassment and assault and has taken steps to address this issue. "She didn't say anything in our confidential session with Judge Kavanaugh". The allegation was not raised at any time during the judge's confirmation hearings.
"The questions that we will ask and seek answers to next week are, 'Why sit on it for weeks?' We understand that the person who wrote the letter is not willing to come forward".
"There's nothing to say", Katz told BuzzFeed News Wednesday. The FBI said last week that it was made aware of the allegation on September 12 and included the material "as part of Judge Kavanaugh's file, as per the standard process".
Senate Republicans insist Kavanaugh's confirmation remains on track.
Sixty-five women who knew Kavanagh in high school defended him in another letter, circulated by Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, as someone who "always treated women with decency and respect".
Brett Kavanaugh will more than likely be our next Supreme Court Justice, despite obvious proof that he is unqualified and will work to dismantle civil liberties. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, has shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on his nomination Thursday, with the full Senate considering his confirmation the following week.
Kavanaugh was also a clerk for Alex Kozinski, who resigned as a federal appeals court judge over allegations of sexually harassing and mistreating law clerks.
Kavanaugh has denied the incident took place.
Ford said that she had been reluctant to identify herself publicly for fear that it would disrupt her life, but she chose to as her letter and the story leaked. Eshoo then referred the letter to Feinstein.
Reporters, Ford said, had begun to make contact with her after the anonymous description emerged.
Ford described to the Post her concern her identity would be revealed anyway as the story snow balled.
Republicans have attempted to quickly get Kavanaugh confirmed, before the start of the new court term and the midterm elections.
"Upon receipt of the information on the night of September 12, we included it as part of Judge Kavanaugh's background file, as per the standard process".
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill were blindsided by The Post's report, having believed that the woman would probably remain anonymous.