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US Supreme Court Nominee Weeps While Denying S*x Assault Allegation (Photos)

Fighting to salvage his U.S. Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh angrily denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusation that he s*xually assaulted her 36 years ago in a day of dramatic testimony that gripped the country.

Christine Blasey Ford, her voice sometimes cracking with emotion, appeared in public for the first time to detail her allegation against Justice Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge chosen by President Donald Trump for a lifetime job on the top U.S. court.

She said she's “100 percent certain” it was him who assaulted her.

Reuters reports that Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee she feared Kavanaugh would r*pe and accidentally kill her during the alleged assault in 1982, when both were high school students in Maryland.

Kavanaugh testified after Ford finished her appearance, claiming he was the victim of “grotesque and obvious character assassination” orchestrated by Senate Democrats. He said he “unequivocally and categorically” denied Ford’s allegation and vowed he would not back down.

“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process,” Kavanaugh added.