Christine Blasey Ford Presents Award to Sexual Assault Survivor Who Broke Silence on Larry Nassar

HeadlineDec 13, 2018

And Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has made her first public appearance since her Senate testimony in September when she accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Blasey Ford recorded a video message presenting the Sports Illustrated Inspiration of the Year Award to Rachael Denhollander, who was the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Nassar was accused of molesting 265 girls and women over decades and has received what amounts to multiple life sentences. This is part of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s message.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: “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, even when the odds are seemingly stacked against them. The lasting lesson is that we all have the power to create real change. And we cannot allow ourselves to be defined by the acts of others.”

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