Somebody’s gotta be lying, right? I mean, there’s two conflicting sides to Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony concerning her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. One is accurate and one isn’t. But, what do you believe? There’s a ton of allegations and very little, if any, evidence. But now, there's a twist.
An ex-boyfriend of Ford’s released a written declaration on Tuesday claiming that during his relationship with Ford, she never mentioned sexual assault or even uttered the name Brett Kavanaugh, according to a report by Fox News.
“During our time dating, Dr. Ford never brought up anything regarding her experience as a victim of sexual assault, harassment, or misconduct,” the declaration read. “Dr. Ford never mentioned Brett Kavanaugh.”
The ex-boyfriend claimed that he met Ford “in 1989 or 1990 in California,” and that they were “just friends” at first. The man also claimed that he was “in a relationship” with Ford from 1992 through 1998.
Take a look at the full letter below:
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
Perhaps the most damning portion of the declaration came when the ex-boyfriend claimed that Ford helped a woman, who the man believed at the time to be Ford’s “life-long best friend,” prepare for a polygraph test that was to be administered while the friend, identified as Monica L. McLean, was “interviewing for jobs with the FBI and the US Attorney’s Office.”
This would directly contradict Ford’s testimony from last Thursday where she responded to a question concerning whether or not she had ever “given tips or advice” to anyone who was scheduled to take a polygraph test.
Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell: "Have you ever given tips or advice to somebody who was looking to take a polygraph test?"— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) September 30, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford: "Never." pic.twitter.com/k5Pm424f22
If the allegation that Ford helped McLean prepare for a polygraph test turns out to be true, it would seem that Ford perjured herself while giving testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
As far as Ford’s “fear of flying,” the ex-boyfriend wrote that Ford “never indicated a fear of flying” and that Ford “never expressed a fear of closed quarters, tight spaces, or places with only one exit.”
The ex-boyfriend also alleges that Ford fraudulently used his credit card after the relationship had ended, saying Ford initially denied using the ex-boyfriend’s card, but “later admitted to the use after I threatened to involve fraud prevention.”
The man also wrote that doesn’t want to be involved in the current investigation, “but wanted to be truthful about what I know.”
If there’s merit to the ex-boyfriend’s claims, he may not have a choice on whether or not he’s involved in the investigation.