Calls to National Sexual Assault Hotline spike during Dr. Ford testimony

Sen. Dianne Feinstein delivers her remarks before Christine Blasey Ford's testimony Thursday

The contentious Supreme Court hearing featuring Christine Blasey Ford overwhelmed the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

"We've seen actually a 43 percent increase of calls to the 24-hour rape recovery hotline in a year", Gilliam said.

King says these numbers don't necessarily mean sexual assault is increasing, but more people are comfortable coming forward to share their experiences.

Ford told the Committee she was certain Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers.

"It is clear from yesterday's hearing that a postponement of the vote is needed until the Federal Bureau of Investigation reopens a background check to investigate the allegations of sexual assault", said Jodi Omear, RAINN vice president of communications.

Anyone looking talk about sexual assault can visit RAINN's online hotline or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673.

Afterward, Kavanaugh strongly denied Ford's claim while testifying before the same body.

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He said it was "remarkable" the number of people who saw Ford and "were emboldened to come out and say what had happened to them". That made the two women staking out his office angry, and they confronted him when he tried to leave for Friday's hearing .

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There are plenty of reasons why sexual assault victims stay silent about their abuse. A culture without accountability for those who hurt - those who abuse and instill lifelong trauma in their victims - is one in which sexual assault is normalized and so trivialized to the point where it can be entirely forgettable to the abusers.

But as that was happening, there was a much quieter conversation happening by the thousands over the phone, with sexual assault victims reaching out for help.

Sharon Daugherty, the sexual assault outreach coordinator at Palm Beach County Victim Services in Florida, said 17 women had come in to undergo examinations for attacks in the past 10 days, far more than usual.

RAINN tweeted that figure Thursday evening, two hours after it tweeted, "We are experiencing unprecedented wait times for our online chat". It's widely known for its National Sexual Assault Hotline.

"Hearing about sexual violence in the media and online can be very hard for survivors and their loved ones", RAINN said in a Twitter statement. Before the senate votes to approve or reject Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, it's time to take action.

But because the hotline is confidential and anonymous, McGovern said she can't provide details on the calls themselves. "I think it has brought out the long term harm, that kind of sexual assault and violence", said Mary Haviland, the executive director of the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. "I'm also a survivor, and I ... felt that it was important for Brown students to assemble and show how they feel about Kavanaugh" and other people in power accused of sexual misconduct, such as Trump and Thomas, she said. I would say this, I think he's an extraordinary man.

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