Kavanaugh’s Mother Presided Over Foreclosure Of Accuser’s Family Home. But The Facts Are Complicated
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s mother, a state court judge in Maryland, briefly presided over the foreclosure of a property owned by the parents of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the California researcher who accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.
A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation shows Judge Martha Kavanaugh was connected to a foreclosure action implicating the Blaseys, but her involvement was minimal and never resulted in seizure of the property at issue.
Maryland court records show that Judge Martha Kavanaugh issued rulings in an action initiated in 1996 by the United Mortgage & Loan Investment Corp (UMLIC) to foreclose on a Potomac, Maryland, property owned by Ralph and Paula Blasey — Ford’s parents.
The foreclosure case took place some 15 years after the events Ford alleges with Brett Kavanaugh.
The case was adjudicated in the Montgomery County Circuit Court. Public records show that Martha Kavanaugh did not rule on decisions related to possible seizure of the property. Rather, it appears the Blaseys reached a settlement with their bank before their property was lost.
Martha Kavanaugh granted uncontested motions brought by UMLIC to dismiss the case after the settlement was reached. This appears to be the extent of her involvement in the matter. Other judges handled the case in its earlier phases.
The full court records were not available for review.
Maryland land records show that Ralph and Paula Blasey purchased the property in 1977. The family currently retains ownership of the property via the Blasey Family Trust.
Public records reviewed by TheDCNF link Ford with the Potomac property, which is less than six miles away from the all-girls Holton-Arms School in Bethesda that she attended at the time of the alleged sexual assault.
In its report detailing the allegations, The Washington Post noted that Ford was afraid to tell her parents about the incident. She alleged that Brett Kavanaugh held her down on a bed and groped her at a suburban Maryland house party in the early 1980s when the two were teenagers.
She said through her lawyer that she is willing to appear before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to testify about the alleged incident.
Brett Kavanaugh denied the allegations in a statement Monday. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Breaks Silence After Sexual Assault Allegation)
“This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes — to her or to anyone,” he said. “Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday.”
“I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity,” he added.