PolitiFact Christine Blasey Ford testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Sept. 27, 2018. (Melina Mara/Pool/The Washington Post)

Is this a picture of Professor Christine Blasey Ford with Bill Clinton?

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University professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward and testified against Kavanaugh for raping her in 1982.

News.com.auUniversity professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward and testified against Kavanaugh for raping her in 1982.

Clinton and Blasey Ford or not?

Claim: Photographs show Dr. Christine Blasey Ford with George Soros, Harvey Weinstein and Bill Clinton.

Origin

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford publicly alleged on 16 September 2018 that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when both of them were high schoolers in 1982, she has been the target of a relentless campaign to try to discredit her and cast aspersions on her motivation for coming forward.

Brett Kavanaugh Christine Blasey Ford protest

Protesters voice their opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and their support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, during a demonstration on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2018.REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

One of the most common smears directed at women to discredit them personally in such situations is try to paint them as “loose” and promiscuous. One of the most common ways to discredit them politically is to attempt to link them to the bogeyman of the right, billionaire hedge fund manager and Open Society Foundations founder George Soros.

CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD DONATES GOFUNDME MONEY TO SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS
‘Although coming forward was terrifying, and caused disruption to our lives, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to fulfil my civic duty’

CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD DONATES GOFUNDME MONEY TO SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS
‘Although coming forward was terrifying, and caused disruption to our lives, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to fulfil my civic duty’

Predictably, someone dug up and circulated a photograph claimed to be a picture of Christine Blasey Ford posing with George Soros and suggesting some form of relationship between the two:

However, the pictured woman is not Dr. Ford, but rather Lyudmyla Kozlovska, a Ukrainian human rights activist seen below with her husband Bartosz Kramek at an anti-government protest in Warsaw in 2017:

Another pair of photographs were claimed to show Dr. Ford posing with former film producer Harvey Weinstein (against whom multiple allegations of sexual harassment have also been made) and former president Bill Clinton:

But the woman seen in these pictures is actually Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior United States Senator from New York:View image on Twitter

View image on Twitter

As #DemsInPhilly gather to nominate our next Pres. @HillaryClinton, kicked off #DNCinPHL w/former Pres. @BillClinton

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Crimson Tazvinzwa

GRADUATE STUDENT: MASTERS OF LAWS, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, http://dmu.ac.uk/ SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & LAWS, LEICESTER.

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