In an op-ed for The Washington Post addressed to Christine Blasey Ford, journalist Connie Chung revealed that she was sexually assaulted by her trusted family doctor when she was in college.
Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers. In the op-ed, Chung said what made the doctor "even more reprehensible was that he was the very doctor who delivered me on Aug. 20, 1946." She said the assault took place when she went to ask him about birth control options and had her first-ever gynecological exam. "The exact date and year are fuzzy," she said. "But details of the event are vivid — forever seared in my memory. Am I sure who did it? Oh yes, 100 percent."
Chung said the doctor touched her inappropriately and kissed her on the lips. She quickly left, and never told her parents or authorities. "It never crossed my mind to protect other women," she said. "Please understand, I was actually embarrassed about my sexual naiveté. I was in my 20s and knew nothing about sex. All I wanted to do was bury the incident in my mind and protect my family." She never visited him again, telling her mother, who did not drive, only that his office was too far and she needed to find a new physician.
"I wish I could forget this truthful event, but I cannot because it is the truth," Chung said. "I am writing you because I know that exact dates, exact years are insignificant. We remember exactly what happened to us and who did it to us. We remember the truth forever." Read the entire op-ed on The Washington Post. Catherine Garcia