Lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford working for free: report

Lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford working for free: report

Attorney Michael Bromwich, one of the high-powered lawyers representing the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is working for her for free, the Washington Examiner reported.

Bromwich over the weekend joined forces with the two other lawyers representing Christine Blasey Ford. 

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He told Bloomberg that he resigned from the law firm Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber because some colleagues opposed his decision to represent Ford.

Melissa Schwartz, a strategic communications consultant also on Ford's team, told the Examiner in an email that she and Bromwich are not being paid. 

"We are both working pro bono,” said Schwartz, who is chief operating officer at the Bromwich Group consulting firm. 

Bromwich, a former federal prosecutor, led fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe Hill's Morning Report — Will Congress do anything on gun control? McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, blames Trump for his firing McCabe says it's 'absolutely' time to launch impeachment inquiry into Trump MORE's legal team, at one point raising around $570,000 for McCabe's legal fees, the Examiner noted. 

Ford's two other lawyers, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, did not respond to the Examiner's questions about whether they are paid.

Ford is set to testify about the alleged assault alongside Kavanaugh on Thursday. She went public last week with accusations that Kavanaugh pinned her down and groped her over her clothes during a high school party in the 1980s, an incident that she says has caused her decades of emotional trauma. 

Katz is known for her work representing victims of sexual harassment and abuse. The law firm where she and Banks are partners, Katz, Marshall & Banks, specializes in civil rights, employment discrimination and sexual harassment. 

“I have immense gratitude for the advocacy and intelligent counsel provided by Debra Katz and Lisa Banks during these very challenging weeks,” Ford said in a Sunday statement to The Washington Post.

The New Yorker on Sunday published allegations from a Yale classmate that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a dormitory party.