1,600 men voice support for Christine Blasey Ford in New York Times ad
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A full-page advertisement in The New York Times on Wednesday features the names of 1,600 men voicing their support for Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman who brought sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

"We are 1,600 men who now stand behind Professor Anita Hill, as well as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, because we believe them," the advertisement reads.

"As men who are allies in the fight to end violence and harassment against women and girls, we write to express our strong support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for her willingness to speak out publicly and testify before the Senate about the sexual assault that she says was perpetrated against her by Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh."

Ford went public with her allegations after an interview with The Washington Post earlier this month, in which she claimed she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh while they were at a high school party in the 1980s. 

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Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Since Ford went public with her account, two other women have also come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, which the judge has also denied.

The Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign raised funds to cover the costs of the ad, which places the names of 1,600 men and their respective cities around a box with text that reads: “We believe Anita Hill. We also believe Christine Blasey Ford."

The advertisement "demands that both Dr. Blasey Ford and her story be treated fairly, impartially, and with respect” and calls for "all men of good will to stand with us to ensure that Dr. Blasey Ford's story is carefully and fully examined without bias or prejudice." 

The advertisement closely echoes the message of a similar one placed in The New York Times in 1991, which featured 1,600 women in support of Anita Hill, the woman who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in the 1990s.