Christine Blasey Ford’s letter to Diane Feinstein accusing Bret Kavanaugh of sexual assault also mentioned a man named Mark Judge. The assault, Ford wrote, came with Judge’s assistance. He is the “REDACTED” in the passages below:
Kavanaugh was on top of me while laughing with REDACTED, who periodically jumped onto Kavanaugh. They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state. With Kavanaugh’s hand over my mouth I feared he may inadvertently kill me.
From across the room a very drunken REDACTED said mixed words to Kavanaugh ranging from “go for it” to “stop.”
At one point when REDACTED jumped onto the bed the weight on me was substantial. The pile toppled, and the two scrapped with each other. After a few attempts to get away, I was able to take this opportune moment to get up and run across to a hallway bathroom. I locked the bathroom door behind me. Both loudly stumbled down the stairwell at which point other persons at the house were talking with them. I exited the bathroom, ran outside of the house and went home.
I have not knowingly seen Kavanaugh since the assault. I did see REDACTED once at the REDACTED where he was extremely uncomfortable seeing me.
As the story spreads, more and more is coming to light about Mark Judge (who has denied Ford’s story), and the information isn’t great. Judge is a writer who has worked for The Daily Caller, American Spectator, and the alt-right site GotNews, which basically tells you what kind of guy he is (read: jerk). But there is so, so much more. I don’t know how to present this information other than as a bulleted list, so, uh…here we go.
—In his high school yearbook page, one of his favorite quotes was, “Certain women should be struck regularly, like gongs.”
—He thinks Bush is super cool for patting his wife on the butt:
—He has written these weird, quasi-defenses of rape:
—He was super horny for Sarah Palin.
—He was super proud of being drunk all the time, to the extent that he wrote books about it. In Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk, he even seemingly named a character after his buddy:
According to the book described “his own blackout drinking and a culture of partying among students at his high school, renamed in the book 'Loyola Prep.'” Although Kavanaugh is not mentioned in the book, according to The Post, a reference about a beach party references “Bart O'Kavanaugh,” who “puked in someone's car the other night” and “passed out on his way back from a party.”
-He had a YouTube page that he has since deleted, and boy was it weird:
Here's a description of the content that has now vanished:
They found a YouTube channel that appeared to belong to Judge onto which he uploaded bizarre videos that intercut innocuous visuals of books and cityscapes with sexualized videos of young women.
There's a WebArchive of his YouTube page here, though it seems like the videos can't be viewed.
—One Twitter user archived some of his Facebook content before he deleted it, and—I hate repeating myself, but—boy, was it weird.
—He has thoughts on black people and gay people too, per Mother Jones:
Judge's more controversial writings include a 2012 Daily Caller column about his bike getting stolen and “the very high odds” the thief was a black man. A piece he wrote in 2006 on PoliticalMavens.com starts out with a incendiary question: “You're thinking it even if you don't say it: Are gay people perverts?”
—Some more thoughts on the “black family”:
—He had a Flickr account that featured young women. Like, grossly young, even if not illegally young.
The Senate judiciary committee is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination this Thursday, but it seems as though there are already emerging fissures in the GOP firewall due to Ford’s letter. The one thing we can set in stone is that in Kavanaugh’s attempt to cast himself as innocent of all harassment accusations, his association with Mark Judge is not helping.