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11/28/2018 11:11 am ET

Ford Is Still Receiving Death Threats, Kavanaugh Is Back To Coaching Basketball

The Supreme Court justice worried that Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault accusation would bar him from coaching youth basketball.
Brett Kavanaugh, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, smiles as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremonia
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Brett Kavanaugh, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, smiles as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremonial swearing-in event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. 

Despite a contentious Supreme Court confirmation and multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, Justice Brett Kavanaugh still gets to be “Coach K” on the basketball court.

Kavanaugh, who was confirmed to the highest court in the land last month, was spotted this past weekend coaching his youngest daughter’s 12-and-under basketball team at an annual Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) tournament in Hyattsville, Maryland, Deadspin reported. A father of another player in the basketball tournament snapped a photo of the judge, who has kept a relatively low profile since being confirmed. 

One of the more cringeworthy points of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings came when the judge openly worried that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault accusation would not only cost him his Supreme Court seat but also his passion for coaching youth basketball. Ford publicly accused Kavanuagh in September of sexually assaulting her when the two were at a high school party in the 1980s.

“I love coaching more than anything I’ve ever done in my whole life,” Kavanaugh said during the Senate hearings.

“But thanks to what some of you on this side of the committee have unleashed, I may never be able to coach again,” he added defensively, referring to the Democratic senators on the judiciary committee. 

To prove his passion, Kavanaugh even brought his CYO team to the confirmation hearing.

Meanwhile, Ford has endured attacks on her reputation and character, as well as a plethora of harassment and death threats. Ford and her family had to relocate multiple times due to ongoing threats to their safety. Earlier this month, Ford’s lawyers said the professor is still receiving threats

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