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Celebrities support Kavanaugh sexual assault accuser in viral video

Posted: 10:09 PM, Sep 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-20 00:54:38-04

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is receiving a swarm of support online on Wednesday.

Christine Blasey Ford revealed to the Washington Post on Sunday that she was allegedly assaulted by Kavanaugh.

Ford claims that the judge forced himself on her at a party more than three decades ago.

In a video shared online, a number of celebrities and activists have rallied to support Ford with the viral hashtag, #DearProfessorFord.

Among those in the online clip include Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, America Ferrera, and Gabrielle Union.

The women in the video stand with Ford and said, “We know how difficult it is to stand up to powerful people… you and your testimony are credible.”

Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer is among the thousands of social media users to share the video.

“We believe you because we’ve been you. A fair and full investigation is not only crucial. It’s OUR right,” Schumer wrote on Twitter.

Ford’s lawyers said she wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by President Trump’s SCOTUS pick before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Ford, a college professor in California, claims the incident with Kavanaugh occurred when he was 17-years-old and she was 15-years-old in a suburban neighborhood near Maryland.

Although she has received a large amount of support, Ford’s lawyers said she’s also “been the target of vicious harassment and even death threats.”

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.