Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh’s tumultuous confirmation hearing sparked a nationwide discussion about sexual assault and harassment — so much so that his namesake domain is now aimed at sexual assault survivors.
The site BrettKavanaugh.com does not, as one may assume, contain information about the newest member of the highest court in the country. Other justices who sit on the Supreme Court bench do not have dedicated sites registered under their names. Kavanaugh’s site, meanwhile, labels his confirmation a “victory for one interest group or another.”
“This past month, thousands of survivors came forward to tell their stories,” the site says. “We applaud your bravery. We believe you.”
The domain name of the site, launched this week, was purchased in September 2015, according to a domain lookup service WHOis.net. It was bought along with a handful of domains containing other names of potential Supreme Court nominees — all bought by an organization named Fix The Court, which pushes for accountability and transparency in the Supreme Court.
In a statement released Tuesday, the organization's Executive Director Gabe Roth said he believed Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against Kavanaugh. "Watching the White House ceremony last night and listening to the president again cast doubt on the 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," Roth said.
Other sites such as BrettKavanaugh.org and BrettKavanaugh.net redirect to the dot com domain, which links to organizations such as the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, National Sexual Violence Resource Center and End Rape On Campus, which provide support services for sexual assault survivors.
“We as a country can and should do more to prevent [sexual assault]” the site reads.
Kavanaugh has vehemently denied all accusations of sexual assault. A supplemental FBI background check ordered following the allegations found, as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, stated, "no hint of misconduct.”
President Trump has also maintained that Kavanaugh was falsely accused. “I thought he was treated very unfairly," Trump told the Washington Examiner. “All of a sudden this stuff came up at the end and totally, you know, uncorroborated,” Trump said.