When #MeToo Went on Trial

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The investigation of Harvey Weinstein that helped give rise to the #MeToo movement had seemed, for a moment, to unite the country in redefining the rules around sex and power. But as a backlash emerged, the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh became a kind of national trial of the movement.

On the one-year anniversary of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, we look at new reporting on the story of the woman at the center of it — Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — and the journey that led to her searing testimony in Washington.

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On today’s episode:

ImageOne year ago, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.
CreditErin Schaff for The New York Times

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Christine Blasey Ford, the university professor who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, began her hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee with a powerful address.CreditCreditErin Schaff for The New York Times

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey contributed reporting.

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