- Brett Kavanaugh, newly appointed Supreme Court justice, did not buy his own website.
- So an advocacy group did instead.
- Now, BrettKavanaugh.com lists resources for survivors.
- According to The Hill, Fix the Court launched the website on Tuesday.
- People have noticed.
Brett Kavanaugh, newly appointed Supreme Court justice, did not buy the domain for his own name – so an advocacy group did instead.
Fix the Court, a non-partisan organisation dedicated to transparency on the Supreme court, purchased BrettKavanaugh.com and turned it into a resource for survivors of sexual assault, as The Hill reported. The site went live on Tuesday, which was Kavanaugh’s first day on the bench.
“We believe survivors,” the banner of the website reads in large block letters.
Gabe Roth, the executive director of Fix the Courts, said that he bought the domain name in 2015.
“Three years ago, I bought a handful of URLs that I thought might be useful in any forthcoming Supreme Court confirmation battles. Included were BrettKavanaugh.com,.org and .net,” Roth said in a statement on Tuesday. “Today I am redirecting those three to a landing page with resources for victims of sexual assault.”
Roth said that he was moved to redirect BrettKavanaugh.com after recent events.
“I believe Dr. Ford. I believe Prof. Hill. I also believe that asking for forgiveness is a sign of maturity and strength, not weakness,” he said. “Watching the White House ceremony last night and listening to the President again cast doubt on the veracity of Dr. Ford’s claims, while not hearing a word of contrition from the newest justice, was difficult for many Americans who have experienced sexual misconduct firsthand.”
Alyssa Milano, who has been a leader of the #MeToo movement and attended the Kavanaugh hearings as a guest of Senator Dianne Feinstein tweeted about the website.
Others also posted about the site on Twitter.
— Jessie #BLM (@VampyreMermaid) October 10, 2018
— jane from hell (@janefromhell) October 10, 2018
“This past month, thousands of survivors came forward to tell their stories,” the site reads. “We applaud your bravery. We believe you.”
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.
If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can visit RAINN or call its hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to receive confidential support from a trained staff member.
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