Grateful Dead bassist donated $10,000 to GoFundMe for Christine Blasey Ford

Philip Lesh, the founding member of the Grateful Dead, reportedly donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe campaign supporting Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and her family.

A representative for the star bassist confirmed the contribution to the Rolling Stone in a report published on Saturday.

Lesh made the donation to the campaign titled “Help Christine Blasey Ford” on Sunday, Sept. 23, before Ford testified in gripping detail before the Senate Judiciary Committee about how she was sexually assaulted at a party when she was 15 years old by Kavanagh.


Though the campaign is no longer accepting donations, the effort has raised $528,315 from roughly 11,500 people in just 11 days.

A note on the fundraising page reads: “A statement of gratitude from the family will be forthcoming in the next 48 hours with a fuller explanation, but in the meantime, do keep your comments coming. I am sharing them with her.”

Ford went public with her allegations after an interview with The Washington Post earlier this month, in which she claimed she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh while they were at a high school party in the 1980s. 
Kavanaugh denied the allegations brought against him by Ford, in addition to several other allegations of sexual misconduct that have surfaced against him.

On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination after Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane Flake'Never Trump' Republicans: Fringe, or force to be reckoned with? The Memo: Can the Never Trumpers succeed? Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake says he will not vote for Trump MORE (R-Ariz.) secured a deal to delay a floor vote on the nomination for a week to allow for the FBI to investigate the sexual assault allegations against him.