Celebrities Show Support For Kavanaugh Accusers During National Walkout




 

Hollywood came out in full force Monday for a national walkout to show support for sexual assault survivors, particularly the women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of misconduct.

Anti-harassment organization Time's Up, which was created earlier this year in response to the rampant sexual abuse in the entertainment industry, spearheaded the walkout. Women and men across the country left their places of work at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

Stars including Kerry Washington, Jane Fonda, Brie Larson and Piper Perabo ― who said she was arrested earlier this month while protesting Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing ― showed their support on social media.

"Women must be heard," Washington wrote alongside a photo of herself on Twitter. "Today I am wearing black in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford."

Participants were encouraged to wear black and use the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her when they both were teenagers in the 1980s.

A New Yorker report published Sunday detailed an accusation from another woman, Deborah Ramirez. She says Kavanaugh, who at the time was her classmate at Yale University, exposed himself to her and thrust his penis in her face during a party.

"Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" co-stars America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn also joined in a New York City demonstration with a sign with the hashtags #BelieveSurvivors, #MeTooMVMT and #Sisterhood.

Casts and crews from several TV shows, including "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," "Will & Grace," "Mom," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Busy Tonight" and "Shameless" ― which held a minute of silence to support Blasey ― all ceased production to send a clear signal of solidarity.

Read more demonstrations of support from celebrities below.

COMMENTS

More Related News

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth
AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when he heatedly rebuffed charges of sexual assault and heavy drinking during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and Republicans and Democrats hold starkly divergent views of whether his sworn testimony to senators was credible, a poll

Jimmy Carter Says Brett Kavanaugh 'Unfit' To Serve As Supreme Court Justice
Jimmy Carter Says Brett Kavanaugh 'Unfit' To Serve As Supreme Court Justice

Former President Jimmy Carter didn't mince words while discussing Supreme

White House Counsel Don McGahn Has Officially Left The Trump Administration
White House Counsel Don McGahn Has Officially Left The Trump Administration

After successfully shepherding the contentious Brett Kavanaugh nomination, Don McGahn leaves his crucial counsel post in the Trump administration.

Jamal Khashoggi Tortured In Front Of Top Saudi Diplomat: Reports
Jamal Khashoggi Tortured In Front Of Top Saudi Diplomat: Reports

Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who has not been seen publicly

Trailing in polls, O
Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one of the nation's most closely watched

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Entertainment

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.