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Ellen DeGeneres Is ‘Furious’ With People Who Think Christine Blasey Ford Is Lying

The entire country had their eyes glued to the news last Thursday, September 27, as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor from Palo Alto University, testified before members of the Senate that Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually molested her when they were both in their teenage years.

Ford’s testimony has given a second life to the #MeToo movement. Many women have stepped forward to share why they did or didn’t share their stories with the police earlier, and still others are publicly standing behind Ford, claiming she has no adequate reason to lie.

One particularly notable woman who believes Ford and took steps to stand up for her was talk-show host Ellen Degeneres. In an interview with Savannah Guthrie from The Today Show, Degeneres spoke about how she’s furious at anyone who doubts Ford’s story:

Ellen spoke about Ford’s ordeal (the bits she remembers and the bits she doesn’t) from the perspective of a fellow sexual assault survivor.

You don’t remember those things. What you remember is what happened to you and where you were and how you feel. That’s what you remember,” she said. “I think anybody who has gone through it, right now, is watching this so angry because you know, how dare you not believe us?

She also opened up about her own struggle with sexual abuse and how it’s affected her:

I was 15 and I had something happen to me. When I watched Dr. Ford ― anyone who has had something happen to them, you just get so angry when someone doesn’t believe you or says, ‘Why did you wait so long?’

She went on:

It’s because we’re girls and we’re taught not to say anything and go along with it. You at 14, me at 15, God knows how many people in this audience have had something happen.

Ellen’s fans had her back on Twitter:

Three women have stepped forward to make credible claims of inappropriate sexual conduct from Brett Kavanaugh during his time in high school and college. As a result, his nomination was delayed for a week pending the findings of a short-lived FBI investigation, which Republicans claim exonerate Kavanaugh of all charges and Democrats claim was limited to the point of being basically useless.

 

Though the public will likely never get to see the FBI’s report, Ellen already knows where she stands on the issue: she believes Dr. Ford.

H/T – Huffpost, Twitter

Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--