Ka­vanaugh do­main name links as­sault vics to help

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY BRIAN NIEMIETZ

Jus­tice Brett Ka­vanaugh is help­ing sex­ual-as­sault vic­tims whether he likes it or not.

Bret­tKa­vanaugh.com launched Tues­day as a land­ing page for sur­vivors of sex­ual abuse seek­ing help, and it wasn’t cre­ated by Ka­vanaugh.

“I be­lieve Dr. Ford. I be­lieve Prof. Hill. I also be­lieve that ask­ing for for­give­ness is a sign of ma­tu­rity ... not weak­ness,” reads a state­ment on the site by Fix the Court Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Gabe Roth, re­fer­ring to Ka­vanaugh ac­cuser Chris­tine Blasey Ford and Anita Hill, who ac­cused Jus­tice Clarence Thomas of ha­rass­ment in 1991.

Roth, 36, says he bought that URLthree years ago think­ing Ka­vanaugh might some­day as­cend to the high­est court in the land. Roth’s in­tu­ition proved cor­rect last week when the con­tro­ver­sial judge be­came the na­tion’s 114th Supreme Court jus­tice, de­spite claims of sex­ual as­sault against him.

“My goal is to re­fo­cus the con­ver­sa­tion and talk about the fact that there are prob­lems with as­sault in this coun­try and with the ju­di­ciary,” Roth told The News.

The site links to groups in­clud­ing the Na­tional Sex­ual Vi­o­lence Re­source Cen­ter, End Rape on Cam­pus and the Rape, Abuse & In­cest Na­tional Net­work. It also links to news sto­ries that are per­ti­nent to the Supreme Court and its po­lit­i­cal purview.

Roth says the in­ten­tion is not to dis­re­spect the court.

“I have more con­fi­dence in the courts than any other branch of govern­ment — I just think some­times they miss the mark, and when they do they need to be called out,” he said. “If any­one at the court wants me to take it down, I’m more than happy to oblige.”

The Supreme Court did not re­turn a re­quest for com­ment.

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