The Senate Judiciary Committee invited Ford and Kavanaugh to testify on Monday before the committee about accusations, but Ford has asked for the FBI to investigate in advance of any hearing.
The Guardian reports today that Yale professor Amy Chua, who wrote the bestselling book on hardcore parenting Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, made those comments privately to a group of law students previous year.
Kavanaugh, now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, is President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court.
A top Yale Law School professor and bestselling author is alleged to have privately told students previous year that it is "no accident" Judge Brett Kavanaugh's female clerks all "look like models".More news: Joaquin Phoenix in his Joker makeup is plenty creepy
Kavanaugh has faced mounting questions in the days since Christine Blasey Ford, accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school.
"In our view, the Judge has been one of the strongest advocates in the federal judiciary for women lawyers", the women wrote in the letter. Kavanaugh denies these allegations.
But there's no substantial evidence Kavanaugh hired law clerks due to their appearances, and one student who claimed to be advised in this manner told The Guardian that it's possible Chua and Rubenfeld were "making observations but not following edicts from him".More news: India engages with US to ensure energy security amid Iran sanctions
Another source says that professor Amy Chua - Rubenfeld's wife and also on the faculty at the school - instructed students on how to present themselves as they prepared for clerkship interviews with Kavanaugh, and suggested sending pictures of themselves in different outfits before going to interview.
Chua has reportedly canceled her classes at Yale this semester and is now ill and in the hospital, according to an email her husband sent to the Yale Law School community.
"I have no reason to believe he was saying, 'Send me the pretty ones, '" said one student, "but rather that he was reporting back and saying, 'I really like so and so, ' and the way he described them led [Chua and Rubenfeld] to form certain conclusions". The Guardian notes that Rubenfeld is now the subject of an internal investigation at Yale focused on his conduct, particularly with female law students.
The students questioned whether the school was taking the "credible" claims made by Christine Blasey Ford "seriously" and noted how much Harvard paid Kavanaugh to teach past year.More news: China blocks Twitch game-streaming service
'In June, Yale informed me that it would conduct what it terms an "informal review" of certain allegations, but that to preserve anonymity, I was not entitled to know any specifics.