A number of Hollywood stars have come to the defense of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in the 1980s.
The video, produced by the progressive group MoveOn, features “women from all walks of life,” including actresses America Ferrera, Julianne Moore and Gabrielle Union.
“Dear Professor Ford, we know how difficult it is to stand up to powerful people. We want to thank you for publicly sharing your story of sexual violence,” the women say in the video.
They call Ford’s accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school “critical context” for his Supreme Court confirmation.
“The behavior you described was wrong and runs directly counter to upholding the law and promoting justice. He should not be confirmed,” they continue.
“We applaud your courage in coming forward for the public good and we will be with you as you face the inevitable backlash. You are strong. And you are not alone.”
Ford’s accusation, which she originally made in a letter to her congresswoman, Rep. Anna EshooAnna Georges EshooHillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves House Democrats announce bill to rein in tech algorithms Pelosi faces one big final battle MORE (D-Calif.), has slowed down the confirmation process for the nominee. The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed a vote on Kavanaugh and set a Monday hearing requesting Ford and Kavanaugh to testify publicly.
But Ford has said that she won’t testify until the FBI investigates the allegation.
The FBI has said that the accusation does not involve a federal crime and has not opened a criminal investigation. The White House has not yet directed the agency to reopen Kavanaugh’s background investigation to probe the claims.
Kavanaugh and the White House have denied Ford’s allegation.
Republican senators are imploring Ford to attend the Monday hearing and have indicated they will move forward in the confirmation process without her if she does not.
The MoveOn video ends with the women telling Ford directly that they believe her allegation.
“You are a survivor and millions of us have your back. You and your testimony are credible,” they say. “We believe you. Signed, Your Sisters.”