Connie Chung, addressing Christine Blasey Ford in an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, writes, “I, too, was sexually assaulted — not 36 years ago but about 50 years ago. I have kept my dirty little secret to myself. Silence for five decades. The molester was our trusted family doctor. What made this monster even more reprehensible was that he was the very doctor who delivered me on Aug. 20, 1946. I’m 72 now.
“It was the 1960s. I was in college. The sexual revolution was in full swing. The exact date and year are fuzzy. But details of the event are vivid — forever seared in my memory.
“Am I sure who did it? Oh yes, 100 percent.”
After describing the details of the assault, Chung, well known as a broadcast journalist, explains, “At the time, I think I may have told one of my sisters. I certainly did not tell my parents. I did not report him to authorities. It never crossed my mind to protect other women. Please understand, I was actually embarrassed about my sexual naivete. I was in my 20s and knew nothing about sex. All I wanted to do was bury the incident in my mind and protect my family.”
Even though the perpetrator of her assault died almost 30 years ago, Chung writes, “Christine, I, too, am terrified as I reveal this publicly. I can’t sleep. I can’t eat. Can you? If you can’t, I understand. I am frightened, I am scared, I can’t even cry.”
To read Chung’s complete piece, please click here, which will take you to it on the Washington Post website.
[Screenshot of an appearance earlier this year on the ‘Today’ Show (found on YouTube)]