– Yale Law dean: Reports that professor groomed female clerks for Kavanaugh ‘of enormous concern’
– Brett Kavanaugh accuser offers to testify to Senate
– Kavanaugh accuser testimony conditions, doesn’t want to be in same room
– Ford: ‘Zero chance’ I would confuse Kavanaugh with other student
– Calif. Children Tortured ‘for Sadistic Purposes’: Prosecutor “claims her grandkids “lived in torture” and accused their father of worshiping Satan”
Yale Law dean: Reports that professor groomed female clerks for Kavanaugh ‘of enormous concern’
Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken wrote that she wanted to “address the press reports today regarding allegations of faculty misconduct.”
by Adam Edelman and Kasie Hunt Sep.20.2018
The dean of Yale Law School on Thursday responded to reports that a prominent professor at the school had advised students seeking judicial clerkships with Brett Kavanaugh on their physical looks, saying the reported allegations of faculty misconduct are “of enormous concern” and calling on anyone affected to come forward.
According to reports in The Guardian, the Huffington Post and Above the Law, Amy Chua, a professor at the law school, would advise students on their physical appearance if they wanted to seek a clerkship for Kavanaugh. Specifically, Chua would help potential applicants to have a “model-like” appearance.
In a letter Thursday to the law school community, Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken wrote that she wanted to “address the press reports today regarding allegations of faculty misconduct” and that “the allegations being reported are of enormous concern to me and to the School.”….
“While we cannot comment on individual complaints or investigations, the Law School and the University thoroughly investigate all complaints regarding violations of University rules and take no options off the table,” Gerken wrote.
“I strongly encourage any members of our community who have been affected by misconduct to take advantage of Yale University’s resources for reporting incidents and receiving support,” the letter continued. “The Law School has a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which all of our students can live and learn in a community of mutual respect, free of harassment of any kind.”
Yale has not specified what the misconduct might be.
Kavanaugh, currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, is President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court….
Kavanaugh accuser testimony conditions, doesn’t want to be in same room
Who would testify first? Would they be in the same room together? These are among the issues Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer has raised.
by Leigh Ann Caldwell, Kasie Hunt and Frank Thorp V Sep.20.2018
WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh spoke with attorneys for the Senate Judiciary Committee and laid out conditions for her appearance before the panel, including not being in the hearing room with him and assurances that she will be safe.
In nearly an hour-long telephone call in which the Judiciary Committee staff did most of the listening, Debra Katz, an attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, went through a series of concerns and preferences should she agree to appear before the committee next week.
It’s the first time Republicans on the committee have spoken directly with Ford’s attorneys since she went public with the allegation against Kavanaugh on Sunday and the discussion seems to have thawed a stand-off between the two parties as to whether she would testify.
Among the requests, the one that appeared to be non-negotiable for Ford was a Monday appearance. The earliest she could show would be Thursday, Republican and Democratic sources told NBC News. Monday is the day that Senate Republicans had originally offered for Ford to come testify and when Kavanaugh has said he is ready to testify.
Ford’s attorney also relayed her concern about security and asked that the committee work with her to ensure she would be safe if she agrees to testify.
Here are the other items Ford requested:
Wants to testify second and Kavanaugh to appear first;
Doesn’t want Kavanaugh in the room at the same time with her;
Prefers not to be questioned by outside counsel, but rather by the senators on the committee;
Would like the committee to subpoena Mark Judge, the other student Ford alleges to be in the room at the time of the assault, to testify;
Says each senator should have equal time questioning (already committee practice);
No time limit on her opening statement; and
Will appear at a public hearing but she would like to limit the number of cameras to pool coverage.
After consulting with committee members, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is expected to present Ford with a counter offer as early as Friday….
Ford: ‘Zero chance’ I would confuse Kavanaugh with other student
By Megan Keller – 09/20/18
The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault quickly dismissed a theory that circulated online Thursday that she may have confused him with another classmate.
“There is zero chance that I would confuse them,” Christine Blasey Ford said in a statement reported by The Washington Post.
Ford issued the statement after Ed Whelan, a former clerk for the late justice Antonin Scalia who serves as president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, put forward the theory in a series of tweets that sparked instant backlash online.
Whelan, a supporter of Kavanaugh, identified another former classmate of the judge in a series of tweets, sharing floor plans, maps and other photographs to suggest that Ford may have confused Kavanaugh with the other student.
“To be clear, I have no idea what, if anything, did or did not happen in that bedroom at the top of the stairs, and I therefore do not state, imply or insinuate that [Kavanaugh’s classmate] or anyone else committed the sexual assault that Ford alleges,” Whelan tweeted.
The Hill could not reach Whelan for immediate comment.
Ford said in her statement reported by The Post on Thursday said that she knew both Kavanaugh and the classmate identified by Whelan, adding that she socialized with them and visited the second classmate in the hospital once.
Ford has accused Kavanaugh of attempting to sexually assault her at a party in the early 1980s when they were in high school.
She has acknowledged that she does not remember at what house or when exactly the alleged assault occurred. Ford has also said she cannot recall how she got to the party or what she did afterward.
Calif. Children Tortured ‘for Sadistic Purposes’: Prosecutor
Court documents claim the children were punched, strangled, and shot with weapons such as crossbows and BB guns as well as waterboarded
By NBC Bay Area Staff May 15, 2018
The grandmother of 10 children who were removed from what some are calling a “house of horrors” in Fairfield, California, claims her grandkids “lived in torture” and accused their father of worshiping Satan.
….Rogers’ daughter, Ina Rogers and her husband Jonathan Allen have both denied charges of child abuse.
“Awakening Lucifer” book inside “Devil worship room.” Wanda Rogers says Jonathan practiced this in the home.
Authorities arrested the children’s father, 28-year-old Allen, on Friday and charged him with nine counts of felony torture and six counts of felony child abuse. He is currently being held on $5.2 million bail and has pleaded not guilty.
On Tuesday, Ina Rogers was charged with nine felony counts of child abuse. New court documents show the children were punched, strangled, and shot with weapons such as crossbows and BB guns as well as waterboarded. The documents also claim that Ina Rogers not only knew about the abuse but assisted in the torture as well.
The children were removed from their Fairfield residence after officers, responding on March 31 to a report that one of the children was missing, discovered “horrible living conditions” in the house. The officers found “unsafe and unsanitary living conditions, including garbage and spoiled food on the floor, animal and human feces and a large amount of debris making areas of the house unpassable,” said Lt. Greg Hurlbut with Fairfield Police…..
Some of the children, in interviews with police, described years of persistent abuse that sometimes resulted in puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun, police said Monday.
Officials said that, based on interviews with at least eight of the children, they believe that “significant torture took place” in the home at least as far back as 2014….
Wanda Rogers called her son-in-law “an abuser” and accused him of devil worship. She provided pictures of what appears to be a table with a knife and a Satanist book which she claimed is his “devil room.”
“Jonathan worships the devil. He had a devil room, a devil room that he called a meditation room,” Wanda Rogers said. “He was using my grandkids for sacrifice.”
Police have said that some of the abuse that took place appeared to be of a “sadistic nature” but have not elaborated.
“My grandkids they talk so much they tell so much, they have so much to tell,” Rogers said, detailing abuse by her son-in-law which involved duct tape and even water torture….
She added that her son-in-law said that “the demons were making him do it.” “He said ‘when the voices stop, I’ll stop hitting you,”’
In a jailhouse interview with KCRA news station in Sacramento on Tuesday, Jonathan Allen denied all the allegations against him….
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