Right-wing commentator Josh Bernstein posted a video yesterday baselessly asserting that Christine Blasey Ford was not a victim of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when both were in high school, but was rather the “aggressor” who is now lashing out at Kavanaugh for rejecting her advances.
“Brett Kavanaugh is not only innocent, but he, in fact, is the victim,” Bernstein said. “It sounds to me as if maybe this is a situation where maybe these girls liked Brett Kavanaugh when he was a youngster and he didn’t like them for whatever reason—maybe he could see through the type of people that they truly are. And it sounds to me as though they were jilted [by] Brett Kavanaugh and now, all these years later, they’re jealous of him because he’s on the way to the Supreme Court and they’re still stuck in academia. I think that that could be a big part of this.”
After reading excerpts from the yearbook from the private all-girls Holton Arms School that Blasey Ford attended, Bernstein concluded that she was likely “the aggressor” in any encounter she had with Kavanaugh.
“Brett Kavanaugh was likely a victim—that’s right, a victim—of Christine Blasey Ford and her Holton Arms sexual culture,” he added. “If anything happened back then, 36 years ago, it’s likely that Miss Ford initiated it and was the aggressor. And if she wasn’t, at the very least, judging by all of the information that we now know about that school, she was a willing and consensual participant.”