Hollywood came out in full force Monday for a national walkout to show support for sexual assault survivors, particularly the women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of misconduct.
Anti-harassment organization Time’s Up, which was created earlier this year in response to the rampant sexual abuse in the entertainment industry, spearheaded the walkout. Women and men across the country left their places of work at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
“Women must be heard,” Washington wrote alongside a photo of herself on Twitter. “Today I am wearing black in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.”
A New Yorker report published Sunday detailed an accusation from another woman, Deborah Ramirez. She says Kavanaugh, who at the time was her classmate at Yale University, exposed himself to her and thrust his penis in her face during a party.
“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” co-stars America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn also joined in a New York City demonstration with a sign with the hashtags #BelieveSurvivors, #MeTooMVMT and #Sisterhood.
Casts and crews from several TV shows, including “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “Will & Grace,” “Mom,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Busy Tonight” and “Shameless” ― which held a minute of silence to support Blasey ― all ceased production to send a clear signal of solidarity.
Read more demonstrations of support from celebrities below.
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be the victim of sexual abuse by age 18. Very few of these kids will report, & there are a million reasons why. We must do all we can to help victims feel safe enough to share their stories w/others, including law enforcement.#BelieveSurvivors
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 24, 2018
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) September 23, 2018