Art collective thanks Christine Blasey Ford with projection on NY Supreme Court
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An New York–based art collective offered thanks to Christine Blasey Ford for coming forward with her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughTrump promises to travel to Alaska to campaign against Murkowski Disgraced former media darling Andrew Cuomo must resign, but more for this reason Justices hear sparring over scope of safeguards for minority voters MORE by projecting her photo on the state’s Supreme Court building.

“None of this should have happened the way that it did,” The Illuminator wrote on Facebook. “Hauling Christine Blasey Ford in front of a nation to testify was a cruel, unnecessary, and heart-wrenching act.”


The message on the New York Supreme Court read simply “Thank you” with an image of Ford from her Thursday hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Thanking her for her bravery is the least we can do,” the Illuminator wrote. “It is her sense of truth and justice that we should be seeing on the benches in our courts, not in front of them. She may have never meant to be a hero, but she is one now.”

The Illuminator is an art and activist collective established during 2011’s Occupy Wall Street movement that is known for politically charged light projections, according to Art Net News.

A similar installment condemning Kavanaugh was projected last week on the courthouse where he currently serves as a judge.

The group behind that effort, UltraViolet, projected messages that read "Kavanaugh is a sexual predator and well documented liar" onto the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit building. 

Ford is the first of three women to publicly accuse the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct.

She testified before the Senate Judiciary panel last week, describing in detail how Kavanaugh allegedly pinned her to a bed and groped her during a summer party in the 1980s when they were both in high school.

Deborah Ramirez, the second woman to come forward with accusations against Kavanaugh, has reportedly spoken with the FBI as part of its additional investigation into him. 

Ramirez told The New Yorker last week that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dorm party at Yale University in the 1980s, causing her to touch his penis when she pushed him again.

The third woman, Julie Swetnick, claims that Kavanaugh attended a party where she was drugged with "Quaaludes or something similar" and attacked by a series of men in a "gang rape."

Kavanaugh has denied all of the allegations against him.