One major aspect of Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh hinges around the how and why of waiting well over three decades to report the crime.
Ford testified under oath that she had never revealed details of the alleged encounter in which Kavanaugh supposedly forced himself on her, causing her to fear for her life, until a couples counseling session with her husband in 2012.
She claimed that during the session that a previous desire to have a second front door added to their home during a remodel was discussed, something her husband “disagreed with and could not understand.”
“In explaining why I wanted a second front door, I began to describe the assault in detail,” Ford said during her opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senator Dianne Feinstein would later mention the second door as well, questioning the reason for its addition to the home.
“Well, I think that the sequelae of sexual assault varies by person, so for me personally, anxiety, phobia and PTSD-like symptoms are the types of things that I’ve been coping with,” Ford declared.
In short, she needed two doors, one in which an outside attacker like big, bad Kavanaugh might enter, and one where she, the innocent victim, could simultaneously escape. You know, like an episode of Scooby Doo.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford said she first told her husband about her sexual assault in 2012, when they were remodeling their home and she insisted on having two front doors. Her lingering trauma made her anxious to have another escape route from her house, she testified. #DNlive pic.twitter.com/V9miArusdm
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) September 28, 2018
Facts, as they say, are stubborn things, and the facts behind the two-door story don’t support Ms. Ford’s testimony.
Documents show the doors had been installed in the residence years earlier and that the second door wasn’t left as an escape route but as a separate entrance used by renters and even, at one point, a marriage-counseling business.
Now, how are you going to sprint to freedom if someone is renting the room, or a business is being run? You couldn’t, because, as tenants, these other people would have a right to lock the door and keep you from entering without permission.
Looks like Christine Blasey Ford lied about, well, everything. But this was key, at the time. Now it turns out the basis of her whole story was bullshit too. https://t.co/vPgC0p8wkG
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 2, 2018
According to Paul Sperry at RealClearInvestigations, a building permit for an additional room and exterior door was issued to Ford and her husband in February of 2008.
It would be four more years before Ford purportedly told her husband, after the separate rooms had been rented out and a business run, of her escape route claims.
“The door was not an escape route but an entrance route,” an attorney told Sperry. “It appears the real plan for the second front door was to rent out a separate room.”
The report also indicates that Ford owns a second property, one that does not feature the same two-door setup to help her cope with her fear of being attacked by Kavanaugh. She and her husband did do some renovations, including a front porch in 2007, but, seemingly immune to her ‘PTSD,’ no second escape was installed.
She would later apparently succumb to her fears once again, requiring a second door one year later.
Or she’s just completely full of crap. There’s that possibility, too.