Serena Williams' husband says it's "bulls---" that his wife was held to a higher standard to keep her emotions in check than Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Elsa/Getty ImagesAlexis Ohanian.
  • Alexis Ohanian slammed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation on Twitter.
  • He said it was “bulls—” that his wife, Serena Williams, was held to a higher emotional standard than Kavanaugh was.
  • During his testimony, Kavanaugh cried, shouted, and argued with senators as they asked him about sexual assault allegations and his behaviour as a teenager.

Alexis Ohanian said it was “bulls—” that Brett Kavanaugh was voted into the Supreme Court after he “cried and screamed” during his testimony over sexual assault allegations in September.

His comments on Twitter came after Deborah Barros, a Democratic candidate for Alabama’s state Senate, tweeted, “Funny how a black female tennis player is held to a higher standard to keep her emotions in check than a Supreme Court nominee.”

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Ohanian said it was “not funny, it’s bulls—” and detailed all the ways Kavanaugh showed emotion as he testified against Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27.

During his testimony, Kavanaugh cried, shouted, and argued with senators as they asked him about the allegations and his behaviour as a teenager.

“If you’re going to be a Supreme Court Justice – a job that requires maintaining sober judgment – it shouldn’t matter what questions you have to answer in your job interview, you keep it together,” Ohanian said of Kavanaugh’s testimony.

In his tweets this weekend, Ohanian also took a moment to again slam The Herald Sun, which published a controversial cartoon in September showing Williams as an angry baby with exaggerated features.

“I look forward to the cartoon @damonheraldsun puts on the front page about it,” Ohanian added.

Ohanian’s comments come a month after Williams was given three code violations during the 2018 US Open final on September 8 for smashing her racket and for verbal abuse.

During the match, she called chair umpire Carlos Ramos a “liar” and a “thief” for punishing her during her showdown against Naomi Osaka at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.

Ohanian is a staunch supporter of his wife.

In February, to mark Williams’ return to competitive play following the birth of the couple’s daughter, Ohanian put up four billboards along a highway near Palm Springs referring to Williams as the GMOAT, or Greatest Mum of All Time.

And when fans criticised Ohanian and Williams for not celebrating their daughter’s first birthday because of the tennis star’s Jehovah’s Witness religious beliefs, Ohanian said their daughter “is loved and will get to celebrate life with people who love her plenty of times.”

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