She added: "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing".
Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which handles Supreme Court nominations, penned an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday formalizing her opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination and briefly referencing her decision to share the letter's contents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In a room with the woman, Kavanaugh and another male teen turned up the music and placed their hands over her mouth so that no one could hear, and Kavanaugh "attempted to force himself on her", The New Yorker reported, citing the woman's account.
Kavanaugh has denied the he ever took part in an assault on Ford. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time".
Tillis, who is a member of the Judiciary Committee, said he was "shocked" that the allegation was not raised during Kavanaugh's public or private confirmation hearings.
Ford said she didn't tell anyone about the incident until 2012 when she was in couples therapy with her husband.
The therapist notes say four boys were involved.
The woman is not talking to reporters and is not going public with her allegations.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on September 4 in Washington.
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"I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation".
According to the Post, Ford is now a professor at Palo Alto University who teaches in a consortium with Stanford University, training graduate students in clinical psychology.
She contacted The Post through a tip line in early July, when it had become clear that Kavanaugh was on the shortlist of possible nominees to replace retiring justice Anthony M. Kennedy but before Trump announced his name publicly. Other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee first learned about the contents of the letter at a last-minute meeting last Wednesday evening.
Ford is a registered Democrat.
According to the Post, Ms. Ford is a registered Democrat who had "made small contributions to political organizations".
"There's no plan to change the committee's consideration of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination", Hartmann said in a statement. Feinstein has give the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Sen.
Collins held an hourlong phone call with Kavanaugh on Friday, her spokeswoman confirmed.
But after the past few days of coverage and speculation, she said, "Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation".