Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, America Ferrera Support Kavanaugh Accuser in #DearProfessorFord Video
Kelly McCreary, Marisa Tomei, Amber Tamblyn and Gabrielle Union also appear in the clip, released by MoveOn, as they read off a letter in support of Christine Blasey Ford.
A number of actresses and activists have teamed up to create a video for MoveOn to show their support for Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. The video, which was posted on the political group's Twitter and Facebook pages Wednesday, features a number of women reading the same letter addressed to Ford.
Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping her and trying to remove her clothes at a high school party in the 1980s.
Eva Longoria is the first person to appear in the video as the message, "Women from all walks of life are supporting Professor Christine Blasey Ford since coming forward about Brett Kavanaugh" is written onscreen. Kelly McCreary, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Gabrielle Union are among the actresses who appear in the video, while March for Our Lives activist Delaney Tarr and writer Jamia Wilson also appear. The movement was launched by Paola Mendoza and Sarah Sophie Flicker.
"Dear Professor Ford," McCreary begins in the video. The camera later cuts to Moore, who says, "We know how difficult it is to stand up to powerful people."
After the women thanked Ford for sharing her experience of sexual assault, a number of actresses and activists recited from the same letter, "as members of the Senate determine whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should serve as a Supreme Court Justice, this context is critical."
"This behavior you described was wrong," says McCreary. Tamblyn continues, "And runs directly counter to upholding the law."
After the women stated that Kavanaugh should not be confirmed by the Senate, they continue, "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 decision-maker about how your story is shared, if ever."
Union makes an appearance by acknowledging Ford's strength. "We applaud your courage in coming forward for the public good and we will be with you as you face the inevitable backlash," she read from the letter.
"You are strong and you are not alone," the women continue. "You are a survivor. Millions of us have your back."
"You and your testimony are credible. We believe you," they conclude. "Signed, your sisters."
The video ends with an Anita Hill quote that reads, "There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better."
Watch the full video below.
#DearProfessorFord,— MoveOn (@MoveOn) September 19, 2018
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.pic.twitter.com/ASWYbbgZ5c