A man who dated Christine Blasey Ford for six years countered a number of statements she made in sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In a letter sent to Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, which was obtained by Fox News, Ford’s longtime boyfriend said she never spoke of sexual assault experiences, coached a friend on taking a polygraph, and often flew without expressing any fear.
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BREAKING: Fox’s @johnrobertsFox obtains letter from Ford ex-boyfriend alleging: dated for 6 yrs, never told of sex assault, Ford coached friend on taking polygraph, flew frequently w/o expressing any fear of flying/tight spaces/limited exits. Doesn’t want to b/c “involved”. pic.twitter.com/jVeW0qaJD0— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 3, 2018
Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 36 years ago, testified Thursday on the allegations and claimed there was a delay in her coming to Washington, D.C., to testify because she is afraid of flying.
She also said in her sworn testimony that she never gave any tips or advice to anyone on taking a polygraph examination. Ford took a polygraph test before testifying, the results of which claim her answers were “not indicative of deception.”
“During our time dating, Dr. Ford never brought up anything regarding her experience as a victim of sexual assault, harassment, or misconduct,” the man said in his sworn statement with understanding of penalty of felony.
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He also described a time when he witnessed Ford coaching her roommate, a close friend who was preparing for interviews on jobs with the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office, on how to prepare and what to expect when taking a polygraph examination.
Ford’s ex-boyfriend also said that for part of their relationship she lived in Hawaii, where they once traveled in a small propeller plane around the islands.
“To the best of my recollection Dr. Ford never expressed a fear of closed quarters, tight spaces, or places with only one exit,” he says in the letter.
Grassley requested Tuesday evening that Ford’s legal team provide him with any audio or video footage of Ford’s polygraph examination, of which the validity, he says, could be in question.
Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegations.