Anita Hill on Kavanaugh allegations: It is still 'incredibly difficult' for accusers
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Anita Hill on Friday spoke out about allegations against nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, saying that decades after she first accused a Supreme Court justice nominee of sexual harassment, it is still "incredibly difficult" for accusers to come forward.

Hill, now a professor at Brandeis University, argued that the Senate Judiciary Committee needs to establish a process to allow "anyone with a complaint of this nature to be heard."

Senate Democrats on Thursday referred a letter to the FBI that reportedly details an allegation of sexual misconduct involving Kavanaugh and a female student while they were both minors in high school.


According to The New Yorker, the woman in the letter said that at a party in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh "held her down and that he attempted to force himself on her." On Friday, Kavanaugh "categorically and unequivocally" denied the allegations against him.

Hill in 1991 testified against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Her public testimony that he made unwanted sexual advances and discussed sex and pornography with her helped launch a movement to highlight sexual harassment faced by women in the workplace.