News lists resources for sexual assault survivors

Greg Nash

Fix the Court, a nonpartisan group advocating for accountability and transparency on the Supreme Court, has bought the website and is directing traffic from the site to several resources aimed at fighting sexual assault and other forms of abuse.

Fix the Court announced Tuesday that the site has launched to coincide with the first day on the court for newly confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct during his confirmation process.

{mosads}A statement from the group’s leader, Gabe Roth, said that the purchase of, as well as the .net and .org equivalents, was meant as a show of support for survivors of sexual assault including Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor who came forward with allegations against Kavanaugh, and Anita Hill, who testified against the nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991.

“I am redirecting those three to a landing page with resources for victims of sexual assault. I believe Dr. Ford. I believe Prof. Hill. I also believe that asking for forgiveness is a sign of maturity and strength, not weakness,” Roth wrote.

“Watching last night’s White House event and listening to the President again cast doubt on veracity of Dr. Ford’s claims, while not hearing a word of contrition from the newest justice, was difficult for many Americans who have experienced sexual misconduct firsthand,” Roth added.

“Fix the Court stands with you. We believe you, and we support you.”

Kavanaugh, who has denied the allegations, was confirmed to the court on Saturday by a Senate vote of 50-48. President Trump praised his nominee during a White House ceremony on Monday following the vote, while wrongly declaring that an FBI investigation into the claims had found him innocent.

“Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception,” the president said.

“What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process. In our country, a man or woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty,” he added.

“You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent.”

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