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Connie Chung Pens Op-Ed About Her Own Sexual Assault

Connie Chung Pens Op-Ed About Her Own Sexual Assault

Broadcast journalist Connie Chung penned a vividly descriptive op-ed on Wednesday detailing her own story of sexual assault when she was a college student. Written in the form of a letter, Chung directed her words to Dr. Christine Bailey Ford, who accused SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school. "I, too, was sexually assaulted — not 36 years ago but about 50 years ago. I have kept my dirty little secret to myself. Silence for five decades," the piece begins. She said she was molested by her family's "trusted" doctor who delivered her in 1946, at birth. She went to the doctor's home office, to ask for a method of birth-control. She said she had never before had a gynecological examination. "While I stared at the ceiling, his right index finger massaged my clitoris," she said. "With his right middle finger inserted in my vagina, he moved both fingers rhythmically. He coached me verbally in a soft voice, 'Just breathe. "Ah-ah,"' mimicking the sound of soft breathing." Chung said she could not remember the exact year or date of the assault but called the details "vivid — forever seared in my memory." She also said she is "100 percent" sure who did it. The gripping essay comes as the president mocked Ford for not being able to recall specific details about her alleged assault. Read Chung’s piece here.

Will Keith Ellison Step Down from DNC?

Will Keith Ellison Step Down from DNC?

Black Lawmakers Release Documentary: We Have Lost A Lot 

Black Lawmakers Release Documentary: We Have Lost A Lot