Hollywood women are speaking out in support of Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted sexual assault during a drunken party in the 1980s when they were both teenagers.
In a video posted to Twitter, Julianne Moore, Alyssa Milano, America Ferrara Gabrielle Union and other women both famous and not said they believed Ford and stood with her.
“We want you to know that you are not alone. You are a survivor. Millions of us have your back,” said director Paola Mendoza, who posted the video. “We call on Senators to demand a full, fair and trauma-informed investigation.”
Since being posted Wednesday, the footage has racked up more than 2 million views and 13,000 retweets.
We want you to know that you are not alone. You are a survivor. Millions of us have your back.
We call on Senators to demand a full, fair and trauma-informed investigation.
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— Paola Mendoza (@paolamendoza) September 19, 2018
“Dear Professor Ford,” the video begins as various Hollywood celebs take turns reading from a prepared script.
“We know how difficult it is to stand up to powerful people. We want to publicly thank you for sharing your story of sexual violence,” they say. “The behavior you described was wrong and runs directly counter to upholding the law and promoting justice. He should not be confirmed.”
Many other stars shared the video along with the hashtag #DearProfessorFord. The footage follows a similar video denouncing Kavanaugh by John Legend, which made the rounds on Wednesday as well.
— Legal Defense Fund (@NAACP_LDF) September 19, 2018