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Kavanaugh Ally Accused Christine Blasey Ford of Confusing Kavanaugh With Another Guy, and Ford Just Shut Him Down

WASHINGTON, DC - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday September 5, 2018. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor accusing Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a high school party in the 1980's, shut down a right-wing conspiracy claiming she mixed up Kavanaugh with a similar-looking classmate.

On Wednesday, Ed Whelan, a former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia and friend of Kavanaugh, shared an op-ed in the Washington Post which asked if there could have been a "Kavanaugh-ish-looking teen at the house that night, who might have attacked Ford?"


Kavanaugh also claimed he may be the victim of mistaken identity.

In a series of tweets which have since been deleted, Whelan said Ford might be remembering the wrong man.

"Dr. Ford may well have been the victim of a severe sexual assault by someone 36 years ago," Whelan wrote. "Her allegations are so vague as to such basic matters as when and where that it is impossible for Judge Kavanaugh to *prove* his innocence."

Whelan then posted maps, images, and floor plans of the house in which Ford's assault supposedly took place, adding that "there are compelling reasons to believe his [Kavanaugh's] categorical denial."

Whelen admitted however that he "no idea what, if anything did or did not happen" despite sharing pictures of Kavanaugh and the classmate who looked like him, noting that many people "have commented on how much they resembled each other in appearance."

On Thursday, Ford brushed off Whelan's conspiracy theory.

"I knew them both, and socialized with" Kavanaugh's doppelganger, Ford said in a statement. She said she even visited him in the hospital.

"There is zero chance that I would confuse them," Ford said.

On Friday morning, Whelan apologized on Twitter to the man he wrongfully tried to claim may have been Ford's attacker.

Twitter wants to know when Whelan is going to apologize to Ford.

Whelan faced significant blowback on social media from people across the political spectrum.

Some people are calling for Kavanaugh's classmate to sue Whelan for libel and questions over whether Whelan's strategy was part of a Republican plan to discredit Ford.

Whelan is also facing calls to resign from the Policy and Ethics Center, a conservative thinktank, of which he is the president.

"You knew damn well what you were doing," one angry user fired back at Whelan.

The trouble for Whelan is that the internet is forever.