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Connie Chung Revealed Being Sexually Assaulted In a Letter to Christine Blasey Ford In 2018; Also Know About Her Husband, Married Life and Children.

Published On 26 Feb, 2019
Connie Chung Revealed Being Sexually Assaulted In a Letter to Christine Blasey Ford In 2018; Also Know About Her Husband, Married Life and Children.

American journalist Connie Chung disclosed about being the victim of sexual assault in an open letter posed in the Washington Post supporting Christine Blasey Ford in October 2018. She mentioned in the letter that the trusted family doctor who delivered her as a baby assaulted her.

Though she opened up about the incident in 2018, she explained everything about the incident to her husband, still, she was unable to share the thing with her parents and sisters. Her husband Maury Povich is definitely so loving and caring person as he supported Chung during her difficult days.

MSNBC Journalist Connie Chung Penned an Open Letter Where She Revealed Sexual Assault Experience

Connie Chung, 72 wrote an open letter to Christine Blasey Ford, 51 back in October 2018 and disclosed that her trusted family doctor molested her 50 years ago.

In the letter, she commanded the psychology professor Christine Ford to stand against the Superme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He assaulted Ford when they were in high school in 1982.

American journalist Connie Chung 

She revealed that she was assaulted by the family doctor who delivered her as a baby. She wrote in the letter published in the Washington Post:

'Dear Christine Blasey Ford, 'I, too, was sexually assaulted — not 36 years ago but about 50 years ago. I have kept my dirty little secret to myself. Silence for five decades.'

'The exact date and year are fuzzy. But details of the event are vivid — forever seared in my memory. Am I sure who did it? Oh yes, 100 per cent.'

She explained that she was in her 20s and still a virgin when she went to see her family doctor to get birth-control pills  or an IUD.

'He drew the curtain, asking me to remove my clothes below the waist while he sat at his desk by the bay window. When I was ready, he came to the examination area and installed stirrups on one end of the cushioned examination table.' 

She wrote,

'While I stared at the ceiling, his right index finger massaged my clitoris.'
'With his right middle finger inserted in my vagina, he moved both fingers rhythmically.'

She neither told about the incident to her parents or sisters nor reported him to authorities. She just buried the embarassing incident in her mind to protect her family.

For further details about the sexual assault incident, here's a video!


Her abuser died almost 30 years earlier but the incident is still so fresh on her mind.

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Furthermore, she stated that the Harvey Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement encourage to open up. She said that she truly support Dr Ford and everything that she risked to come forward.

Connie Chung's Married Life with TV Personality Maury Povich: Any Children?

Chung is happily married to her husband Maury Povich since 1984. Povich is famous for hosting the tabloid talk show Maury.

The lovely pair first met while working in the news department at WTTG-TV in Washington. Soon, the couple fell in love and things went on the same flow.

Connie Chung with her husband Maury Povich
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The couple share an adopted son named Matthew Jay Povich. Connie and her husband co-hosted Weekends with Maury and Connie in 2006.

Though she's not much open about her family life and child, she mentioned in the letter in the Washington Post that she was open about the incident with her husband.

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The mother-of-one is not been on TV since a long time besides her odd appearance as a veteran journalist. She is intending to spend much time with her family out of the spotlight.

Povich was previously married to Phyllis Minkoff from 1962 to 1979. The fromer couple has two daughters together namely Amy Joyce Povich and Susan Anne.

Connie Chung: Quick Facts

  • Born on 20 August 1946 in Washington, D.C. as the youngest of ten children.
  • She completed graduation from Montgomery Blair High School.
  • She received a degree in journalism at the University of Maryland.
  • She is known for her work on CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, and CNN.
  • She is the second female to co-anchor CBS Evening News.
  • She amassed a net worth of about $15 million as of 2019.

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