Christine Blasey Ford Recalls “Uproarious” Way Brett Kavanaugh Laughed During Assault

“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter.”

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During Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s harrowing testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked her which memory had stuck with her longest since Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her. 

Ford, a psychology professor who wrote her master’s thesis on the relationship between trauma and depression, said she could not forget the way Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge laughed during the assault.

“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter,” she said. “The uproarious laughter between the two and their having fun at my expense…I was, you know, underneath one of them while the two laughed.”

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