Judge Brett Kavanaugh, #WhyIdidntreportit and the Politics of a Sexual Assault Allegation

Anger, tears, and fears.  We saw a range of emotions as the Senate Judiciary Committee heard from both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.   In what could be considered a made for TV drama, Dr. Ford said she was 100 percent certain that Kavanaugh tried to rape her more than three decades ago while Kavanaugh angrily denied the charges and later fought back tears.  What are the political optics and the social implications of dramatic hearing?


Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Economist, Author, Educator

Glenn Ivey, Former Prosecutor & Partner, Price Benowitz, LLP

Indeara Henard, Executive Director, The DC Rape Crisis Center


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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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