Lost in the accusations that Republicans didn't believe Christine Blasey Ford for terrible reasons is the evidence that Diane Feinstein didn't believe her. Had she thought the accusation strong and credible, she would have brought it out sooner and disposed of Kavanaugh's nomination in the cradle.
Or if you prefer the narrative that says she did believe Ford but thought that a last-minute release, including breaking her confidentiality was tactically better to scotch the nomination, then it was Feinstein who had contempt for the woman, to use her in this way.
I think those are the two choices.
I don't know why I keep expecting people to be consistent and fair.