Why BrettKavanaugh.com Now Includes Resources For Sexual Assault Survivors

"We believe you."

You might think that typing BrettKavanaugh.com into your browser will take you to an official website for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. However, it seems that Kavanaugh didn't buy that domain name, and many who disagree with his confirmation over accusations of sexual assault are now linking to the site for an important reason.

BrettKavanaugh.com now features a large image of the Supreme Court Building with the words "We Believe Survivors" over it. Below that, there is a message which explains that Kavanaugh's confirmation "is putting a national focus on the issue of sexual assault — and how we as a country can and should do more to prevent it and support those who have experienced it."


The message continues by offering support for survivors who have come forward with their stories, reading, "We applaud your bravery. We believe you." It then provides links to three sexual assault resources: the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, End Rape On Campus, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

A number of people on Twitter have shared links to the website and praised the owner for using the domain to speak up about this important issue. That includes big names such as George Takei and Alyssa Milano — who was present during testimony from Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

According to Mashable, the domains ending in .org and .net also redirect to the same page, and were purchased three years ago by Gabe Roth, executive director of the organization Fix the Court. In a statement, Roth wrote that he believed the URLs "might be useful in any forthcoming Supreme Court confirmation battles."

"I believe Dr. Ford. I believe Prof. Hill. I also believe that asking for forgiveness is a sign of maturity and strength, not weakness," the statement continues. "Watching last night's White House event and listening to the President again cast doubt on 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."

It's not the only Kavanaugh-related URL that has been set up to support survivors. According to HuffPost, writer and comedian Dave Weasel purchased HonBrettKavanaugh.com and redirected it to the RAINN website.

As Roth wrote to close his statement, "Fix the Court stands with you. We believe you, and we support you. And if you seek additional resources, you can go to BrettKavanaugh.com."

Cover image: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


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