Christine Blasey Ford is back in the news again after she was chosen to present an “inspiration” award to a woman who was sexually assaulted.
On Tuesday, Ford presented the Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of the Year Award to Rachael Denhollander, a lawyer who accused USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault.
“Rachael Denhollander, I am in awe of you, and I will always be inspired by you. In stepping forward, you took a huge risk, and you galvanized future generations to come forward,” Ford said.
“We all have the power to create real change, and we cannot allow ourselves to be defined by the acts of others,” she added.
In her first public statement since September, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford presents Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of the Year Award to Rachael Denhollander https://t.co/2lBOB9nVDk pic.twitter.com/AjRYVYfOmS
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 12, 2018
After Denhollander was one of the first women to come forward publicly and speak about what former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar had done to her, over 300 other women came forward with similar claims of sexual abuse.
Earlier this year, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison.
If he’s still alive after the 60 year sentence, he will then serve an additional sentence of up to 120 years on three counts of sexual assault.
Ford was also named one of the 10 finalists for TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year,” but did not win.
Ford rose to notoriety in September when she came forward and claimed that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the early 1980s.
Last month, the FBI gave Congress the final report into the supplemental background check, and it revealed that there is no evidence to support the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.
The FBI’s investigation was in response to three women coming forward with flimsy allegations against Kavanaugh.
Ford alleged Kavanaugh groped her at a party around 1983 — she has no witnesses or evidence to support her claims.
Deborah Ramirez claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in 1983 — she has no witnesses or evidence to support her claims.
Julie Swetnick wrote in her sworn affidavit that Kavanaugh drugged women, took part in “gang rapes,” and implied that Kavanaugh may have sexually assaulted her in the 1980s at one of the high school parties.
She walked back all three of those assertions and has been referred to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution for lying to Congress.
Despite the two reports from both the FBI and Senate clearing the Justice of any wrongdoing and none of the accuser’s having any evidence to corroborate their claims, Kavanaugh was able to survive an all-out smear campaign.
And now Ford is presenting an award for “inspiration” despite multiple investigations showing that there is no evidence at all to support her claims.