Mark Judge Rebuilding Life After Anti-Kavanaugh Smear Campaign

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by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 16, 2018   

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DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Goaded by Democrats desperate to preserve America's abortion regime, last month, Christine Blasey Ford alleged publicly that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s.

Though Kavanaugh survived the leftist gauntlet, in the minds of tens of millions of Americans, his reputation is forever marred. But Kavanaugh is not alone; Mark Judge, his high school friend and classmate, has been shattered by the unfounded allegations and is seeking help in his attempt to recover.

"Everybody was used by unconscionable politicians and the activist media in this episode, which could have been dealt with in private," Judge said in comments to Church Militant.


During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, it was claimed that Judge was present during Ford's alleged assault — a charge the Catholic writer vehemently denied.

After the hearing, Judge submitted a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee proclaiming his — and Kavanaugh's — innocence.

"I do not recall the events described by Dr. Ford in her testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today," he declared. "I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes."

In spite of zero evidence against him, Judge's life has been destroyed.

Nor did anyone else put forward as a witness corroborate Ford's claims. In her analysis of the allegations against Kavanaugh and Judge, prosecutor Rachel Mitchell noted the case is riddled with inconsistencies. 

"A 'he said, she said' case is incredibly difficult to prove. But this case is even weaker than that," Mitchell said. 

"Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them," she added. "I do not believe that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard."

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Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell

In spite of zero evidence against him, Judge's life has been destroyed. Not only was he was robbed of his good name, he also lost his job and apartment.

Judge supplemented freelance writing work by providing in-home care for an elderly person. The position included pay, room and board, but when the media invaded their privacy, his patient was overwhelmed, and Judge was forced to quit and move out. At the same time, he was suddenly regarded as "radioactive" by editors and lost several writing contracts.

The end result: Judge found himself unable to pay mounting legal costs relating to the accusations against him and medical bills stemming from an earlier battle with cancer.  

To help Judge begin to rebuild his life, a page devoted to his cause has been set up at Funding Morality, a fundraising platform created as a GoFundMe alternative to promote moral causes.

"Without following constitutional standards of due process and the presumption of innocence, Judge was tried in the court of public opinion and in the secular press," it reads. "As with others involved, his privacy was violated. An allegation that should have been addressed in private became a public circus, causing suffering for all parties involved."

"Mark Judge does not wish to disparage anyone nor talk to the media about an episode that was traumatic and unfair for him and, indeed, everyone involved," it notes, adding he "simply wants to live a private life, take care of his weakened health, and pay his legal and personal bills."

Currently "on retreat for prayer and contemplation," Judge has observed that no one emerged from the scandal a winner. 

People may donate to Mark Judge's fund here.

 

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