A group of Hollywood actresses released a powerful new video on Wednesday speaking directly to Christine Blasey Ford. Their message? “We believe you.”
On Wednesday, a powerful new video was released by a group of celebrity women, some of them key members of the Me Too and the Time’s Up movements.
Christine Blasey Ford is a former classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And this week she came forward and told her story about how Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were in high school.
And now actors like Julianne Moore, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, Amber Tamblyn, Eva Longoria, Jamia Wilson, and Marisa Tomei, along with many other women from different situations, are speaking out in support of Ford.
In the video titled, “#DearProfessorFord” the actresses read a letter written to Ford.
“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. As members of the Senate determine whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should serve as a Supreme Court Justice, this context is critical.
“The behavior you described was wrong, and runs directly counter to upholding the law and promoting justice. He should not be confirmed.
“We can also imagine how shocking and overwhelming it must have been to have your truths shared on a national stage without your permission. You should be the only decision maker about how your story is shared, if ever.”
“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. You are a survivor. Millions of us have your back. You and your testimony are credible.
“We believe you.
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) September 19, 2018