As sexual assault allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford threw then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation into contention, several media outlets requested input from Wigdor LLP Founding Partner Douglas H. Wigdor, a former prosecutor who represents victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault by high-profile men.
Dr. Ford alleged that Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in a bedroom while at a gathering when she was 15. According to Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, who was 17 years old at the time of the alleged assault, pinned her to the bed and put his hand over her mouth to silence her before she eventually escaped. Judge Kavanaugh denied that the incident ever occurred.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in which it listened to testimony from both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh regarding the alleged incident.
Douglas Wigdor Provides Legal Analysis on MSNBC and NY1
Mr. Wigdor appeared on MSNBC several times to provide his legal analysis in the days leading up to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. He also appeared on “Inside City Hall” with Errol Louis on NY1 to provide legal analysis in the immediate aftermath of the hearing.