Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of having sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, collected the ACLU Courage Award on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

“I understood that not everyone would welcome my information, and I was prepared for a variety of outcomes, including being dismissed,” she said. “I was not prepared for the venom, the persistent attacks, the vilification, the loss of personal privacy and the collateral damage to my friends and my family. I was not prepared to be physically threatened, or be forced out of our home for over three months.”



Blasey Ford testified in September 2018 before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was reviewing Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, that Kavanaugh assaulted her in Maryland in 1982.