Hillary Clinton's Closest Aide Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted by US Senator, Media Says
"Once inside, he told me to make myself comfortable on the couch. She says the senator took off his blazer, rolled up his sleeves and made coffee while they continued to talk. Then, in an instant, it all changed. He plopped down to my right, put his left arm around my shoulder, and kissed me, pushing his tongue into my mouth, pressing me back on the sofa. I was so utterly shocked, I pushed him away. All I wanted was for the last 10 seconds to be erased", she wrote as per The Guardian.
"Then I said something only the twentysomething version of me would have come up with – 'I am so sorry' – and walked out, trying to appear as nonchalant as possible", she wrote as per The Guardian.
Several days after the alleged incident took place, the political consultant ran into the senator on Capitol Hill and the politician asked if the two were still friends. Ms Abedin nodded to him. Hillary Clinton then joined the two, Abedin writes "as if she knew I needed rescuing even though I'd told her nothing about that night".
According to the ex-aide, she stayed friendly with the senator and "buried the incident", erasing it "entirely" from memory.
Following the nomination, Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, claimed Kavanaugh groped and tried to take off her clothes at a school party. After she made the allegation three other women came forward with accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. He categorically dismissed them.
Huma Abedin writes that Christine Ford "being accused of 'conveniently' remembering" a sexual assault by Brett Kavanuagh made her remember her own experience of being assaulted. Memories of the incident, she writes, caused "panic attacks and anxiety".
The book "Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds" will be released on 2 November. The memoir will feature Ms Abedin's recollections of her work with Hillary Clinton as well as details of her private life. In an excerpt, published earlier by Vanity Fair, she weighed in on her estranged husband New York Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner, who was embroiled in several sex scandals, including one, which saw him sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl.