As Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, the Rape Abuse and Incest Network (RAINN) said there was an "unprecedented" spike in calls, Time reported.
Since Ford went forward with her allegations, there has been a 45.6 percent increase compared to the same time frame in 2017, Time reported.
Ford told senators about the alleged assault Thursday, which she said happened while they were both at a high school party during the 1980s. Later in the day, Kavanaugh issued a forceful denial.
When a second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, alleged sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, RAINN's hotline saw an increase of 57 percent, compared to an average Friday through Sunday, Time reported.
Kavanaugh has also denied the allegations made by Ramirez and a third woman, Julie Swetnick.
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