Fox News host Chris Wallace said Thursday that two of his daughters revealed in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that they endured previously undisclosed incidents when they were in high school.
Wallace said his daughters brought up their experiences as the family was discussing the allegations against Kavanaugh over email.
"[They] hadn’t told their parents, I don’t know if they told their friends. Certainly had never reported it to police," Wallace said on Fox News during coverage of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford.
Wallace noted that his daughters described events that "weren't as serious as the allegations against Kavanaugh."
"But the point is that there are teenage girls who don’t tell stories to a lot of people, and then it comes up, and I don’t think we can disregard that," Wallace said. "I don’ think we can disregard Christine Blasey Ford and the seriousness of this. I think that would be a big mistake."
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Ford alleged that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her during a high school party in the 1980s. He then covered her mouth to muffle her screams, she claimed.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
The two were scheduled to testify about the alleged incident on Thursday before the Judiciary Committee.
Since Ford came forward, two other women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. He has denied the additional allegations as well.
Republicans and President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE have questioned Ford's credibility by focusing on why she waited decades to come forward with her allegation and why she did not file a police report in the immediate aftermath of the alleged incident.
Advocates for sexual assault survivors have noted that many victims choose to wait to come forward or never disclose their experiences at all.