Jane Fonda, Samantha Bee, Kerry Washington & More Support #BelieveSurvivors National Walkout

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Jane Fonda at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in France on May 14, 2018. 

The day of solidarity came amid increasing trouble for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation after a new sexual misconduct allegation.

Women and allies across the nation staged a nationwide walkout on Monday (Sept. 24) at 1 p.m. ET to support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, the two women who've accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Wearing black and walking out and holding signs that read #BelieveSurvivors, the demonstration that included participation from Jane Fonda, Bridget Moynahan, Kerry Washington, Allison Janey, the cast of Will & Grace and a number of prominent politicians was coordinated by the Time's Up movement.

Fonda tweeted, "Crowds are gathering at the Capitol. We stand in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford," while California Senator Kamala Harris posted a picture of her all-black outfit, writing, "Wore black today in support of all survivors of sexual assault or abuse. We won't let them be silenced or ignored. #BelieveSurvivors." The one-hour walkout is the latest coordinated action to disrupt or delay the Kavanaugh nomination, which a number of Democrats have claimed is being rushed through without proper time to study the U.S. Circuit Court judge's background.

The flap over Kavanaugh has spurred a parallel movement of Hollywood actresses and fellow survivors of sexual harassment and assault gathering under the #WhyIDidn'tReport tag to describe why they have never spoken about, or waited many years to discuss, their own experiences. Among those who've shared their stories so far are: Alyssa Milano, Riverdale's Lili Reinhart, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, former NCIS star Pauley Perrette and Ashley Judd.

Check out some of the most prominent voices joining Monday's #BelieveSurvivors action:


I believe Christine Blasey Ford #believesurvivors #stopkavanaugh

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