Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski have been arrested during a rally in Washington, D.C.
The women were in the U.S. capital on Thursday (04Oct18) protesting the possible appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The top judge has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women, but FBI investigators have found no evidence to suggest he’s guilty.
Activists from across the U.S. were encouraged to let their voices be heard on Thursday, and thousands showed up to urge the nation’s top politicians not to let Kavanaugh take a seat among the country’s top judges.
Ratajkowski has confirmed she was detained amid the chaos and there have been images posted on TV and online of Schumer’s arrest.
Model Emily shared her arrest details with followers on Twitter, writing: “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.”
Both women were taken inside the Senate office building on Capitol Hill, where a police officer reportedly asked Amy if she wanted to be arrested. The defiant star said yes.
Schumer and Ratajkowski were later spotted among a line-up of activists, who were being detained.
Kavanaugh stood before the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week (ends28Sep18) and denied all the allegations against him shortly after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified she had been sexually assaulted by him when they were students at college.
FBI bosses have handed over the findings from their investigations, which proved no wrongdoing.
A vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s personal pick to the Supreme Court will be held on Saturday (06Oct18).
– Cover Media0