Kavanaugh, Ford said, put his hand over her mouth to silence her after she yelled, prompting her to fear for her life. "She could feel that this was upon her and very sensibly decided the best thing to do at point was to come at this head on and be forthright and follow through on what she started".
We know some evidence already: Ford passed a lie detector test on her claims about Kavanaugh. "I can only say that what they have done to this man is incredible". Although she did not explicitly mention Kavanaugh or Judge were offenders, she said they were present at the time of the incident. She says they thrust her into an upstairs bedroom at the house and locked the door.
"The mounting pressure seemed like it was just time to say what I needed to say", Ford added. Thomas was accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill, and has a lot of similarities to Kavanaugh's hearings.
Judge Kavanaugh, a 53-year-old federal appeals court judge, is President Donald Trump's nomination for the vacant seat in the US Supreme Court. Committee members will again get one round of questions.
Trump refused to answer repeated questions about whether he thought the three women accusing Kavanaugh are simply lying. The network reports that Senate Judiciary Committee investigators placed a call to Kavanaugh about the accusations on September 25 and he denied the encounter. She continued that she hadn't heard of the "systematic rape culture" being alleged by Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick, but that treating women as "objects" was commonplace.
Mr Kavanaugh has said he "categorically and unequivocally" denies the allegation.
The president defended his nominee against multiple sexual abuse allegations, calling Kavanaugh "one of the highest quality people" he's ever met.