This weekend Christine Blasey Ford showed tremendous courage and poise as she testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (which Kavanaugh denies). In the wake of her powerful testimony, several celebrities have made their support for Blasey Ford known on social media.
- Brett Kavanaugh is a Republican judge who is being considered as a US Supreme Court nominee.
- Dr Christine Blasey Ford is a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University and researcher at Stanford University.
- In July this year, Dr Ford came forward with her story to her senator, Dianne Feinstein, requesting confidentiality.
- The story was leaked, and its public nature forced Dr Ford to come forward publicly.
- Since then, Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of two other instances of misconduct by Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick
- President Donald Trump has supported Brett Kavanaugh, saying in a press conference that the accusations are a ‘big, fat con job’ to undermine the Republican party.
- The allegations have inspired a wave of public sentiment, endorsing how important it is to believe sexual assault victims when they come forward.
Here are some of the celebrities who have added their voices: