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In a video statement for the Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Awards, Christine Blasey Ford makes her first public appearance since testifying against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault.
Ford presents the Inspiration of the Year award to lawyer and former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, who was the first woman to publicly speak out against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in 2016.
“Her courage inspired other survivors to end their silence, and we all know the result,” Ford says.
Hundreds of women, including Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, came forward and shared their stories of abuse. Nassar was later sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. Read more…