Calls to King County sexual-assault hotline up 20 percent during Kavanaugh hearings
RENTON, Wash. -- The Brett Kavanaugh hearing has had a wide-spread impact on sexual assault victims across the country. In King County, calls from victims are on the rise and supporters say people are feeling increasingly comfortable telling their stories. Dr. Christine Ford’s decision to speak up about an alleged assault by Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh has gripped the nation. Advocates say they’ve seen a dramatic increase in calls from sexual assault victims in King County.