Money Raised For Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Soars After Thursday Testimony

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Money poured into a fundraiser for Judge Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford Thursday as she testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

A “Help Christine Blasey Ford” GoFundMe page has raised over $357,790. That number was $159,610 as of Monday afternoon.

A “Cover Dr. Blasey’s Security Costs” GoFundMe has also raised $209,987 for Ford, putting the collective sum at over $567,000 for Ford and her family.

The fundraisers’ goals started at $150,000 and $175,000 respectively.

Over 14,016 people have donated to the two funds.

The money will support her and her family, and cover the security costs they have incurred following publication of Ford’s allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

“The money raised from this campaign is going directly to the Ford Family. They are the only authorized beneficiary,” according to the “Help Christine Blasey Ford” GoFundMe’s description. The description notes that she is a mother, professor, mentor and friend. “This fundraiser is sponsored by her neighbors and colleagues,” the GoFundMe reads. (RELATED: Christine Blasey Ford’s GoFundMe Raises More Than $130K)

The “Cover Dr. Blasey’s Security Costs” GoFundMe seeks to raise money to help Ford cover for security costs following death threats. The GoFundMe is meant to “make it easier for women in her position to come forward despite great risks,” according to its description. The GoFundMe will donate the extra funds to women’s organizations and cover costs suffered by alleged victims in similar situations.

Georgetown University professor Heidi Feldman created the security costs account. “My reason for starting this fundraiser is to make concrete the power of collective action in providing security, and therefore support, for Dr. Blasey’s willingness to contribute to a thorough, fair vetting of a nominee for Supreme Court Justice,” Feldman wrote on the GoFundMe.

Both GoFundMe accounts were created on Sept. 18.

Ford gave an account of the alleged assault Thursday.

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