Broadcast journalist Connie Chung disclosed her experience of sexual assault with a family doctor dating back to her 20s.
In an open letter to psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Chung said that she vividly remembers the details of the event — despite it happening some 50 years ago.
The chilling encounter took place some time in the 60s when Chung visited their family doctor to ask for birth control pills, an IUD or a diaphragm.
Somehow, she ended up having to remove her clothes, lying down an examination table and placing her legs on the stirrups.
While I stared at the ceiling, his right index finger massaged my clitoris. 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. ‘You’re doing fine.’ he assured me.
The incident gave Chung her first orgasm.
Suddenly, to my shock, I had an orgasm for the first time in my life. My body jerked several times. Then he leaned over, kissed me, a peck on my lips, and slipped behind the curtain to his office area.
For decades, the 72-year-old journalist kept her “dirty little secret” until Wednesday, when the Washington Post published her letter to Ford. At some point prior, she may have told one of her sisters, but “certainly not” her parents.
The doctor, who died some 30 years ago, was never discovered.
I did not report him to authorities. It never crossed my mind to protect other women. Please understand, I was actually embarrassed about my sexual naivete. 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.
Chung’s revelation came in support of Ford, who claimed that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in 1982 when they were in high school.
The Supreme Court nominee hears his fate as senators read the results of the FBI’s supplemental background check today, a week after Ford’s exposé, CNN reported.
Chung pointed out that petty details of her horrifying experience no longer matter, as she was telling the truth.
She also thanked Ford for doing likewise.
I wish I could forget this truthful event, but I cannot because it is the truth. I am writing to 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.
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