Women's Advocacy Group Projects 'Kavanaugh Is a Sexual Predator' on Supreme Court Nominee's Courthouse

On Tuesday night, members of UltraViolet, a U.S. women's rights advocacy group, projected the words "Kavanaugh is a sexual predator and well documented liar" onto the building of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Constitution Avenue, where Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, currently serves.

Throughout the evening, the group projected other messages critical of Kavanaugh, including "he lied every time he testified" and "Kavanaugh must withdraw."

Happening now: Projection on US Courthouse in DC - Kavanaugh is a sexual predator. #BelieveSurvivors #WithdrawKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/8ALRMuIMDY

— UltraViolet (Text JOIN to 98688) (@UltraViolet) September 26, 2018

UltraViolet's chief campaign officer, Karin Roland, told The Washington Post that the group's intention was to show support for the two women—Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez—who had come forward with sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick.

Ford went public with her accusation earlier this month, accusing Kavanaugh of groping her and restraining her at a party in the early 1980s. In a New Yorker story published on Sunday, Ramirez alleged that the Supreme Court nominee had exposed his genitals to her during a college party when both were freshmen at Yale.

Kavanaugh has denied both women's allegations, calling Ramirez's a "smear, plain and simple." Ford is scheduled to testify, along with Kavanaugh, before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

"With the hearings coming up on Thursday and more survivors coming forward and so much at stake, we knew we needed something big and visible," Roland said.

According to The Hill, the group's PR representatives said they had initially planned on executing the demonstration on the Supreme Court building but decided to change the location after their plans had been leaked to the media.

Tuesday's event was not the first time UltraViolet had projected messages to protest Kavanaugh's nomination. Earlier this month, the women's advocacy group projected an image of the nominee and the words "Roe v. Wade is more popular than Brett Kavanaugh" in front of the Supreme Court, referring to the landmark 1973 Court ruling that made abortion legal in the United States.

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 4. On Tuesday night, UltraViolet, a women's advocacy group, projected messages criticizing Kavanaugh onto the courthouse where he works. Reuters/Joshua Roberts