Broadcaster Connie Chung, a TV news anchor in Los Angeles from the the mid 1970s until the early 1980s, reveals in an article in the Washington Post that she was sexually assaulted 50 years ago.
The article was in the form of an open letter to Christine Blasey Ford. In It, Chung appeared to address comments by President Donald Trump earlier this week, when he mocked Ford for her inability to remember some aspects of her alleged encounter with Brett Cavanaugh when she was 15.
“The exact date and year are fuzzy. But details of the event are vivid, forever seared in my memory,” Chung wrote.
She was in her early 20s. The assailant, according to Chung, was the family doctor who had delivered her.
“Christine, I, too, am terrified as I reveal this publicly. I can’t sleep. I can’t eat. Can you? If you can’t, I understand. I am frightened, I am scared, I can’t even cry.”
Chung wrote that she would like to forget the event but can’t.
“I am writing to you because I know that exact dates, exact years are insignificant. We remember exactly what happened to us and who did it to us. We remember the truth forever.
“Bravo, Christine, for telling the truth.”
From 1976 to 1983, Chung, now 72, was an anchor for KCBS in Los Angeles, where she began a relationship with Maury Povich, her husband since 1984.