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The Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been a contentious figure since his appointment by former President Donald Trump in 2018. A new documentary, Justice, aims to shed light on the women who have made damaging claims about him. One of these women is Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor in California, who wrote a letter to Senator Diane Feinstein in 2018 accusing Kavanaugh of sexually and physically assaulting her in 1982 at a party when the two were high school students in Bethesda, Maryland.
Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh pinned her down, groped her, tried to undress her, and muffled her screams by putting his hand on her mouth. An FBI investigation into the allegations in 2018 did not include interviews with potential witnesses to the scene, and the Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court shortly after hearing Blasey Ford’s testimony.
Ford was not interviewed for the documentary
According to Slate and the Washington Post, Ford appears only briefly in the documentary, mostly in archival footage of her testimony during the confirmation hearings. During the Sundance Q&A, Liman stated that he did not believe Ford needed to be interviewed again, especially after being interrogated in public during her confirmation hearings. “I felt Dr. Ford had contributed so much to this country,” he said. “She’s accomplished enough in ten lifetimes.”
Deborah Ramirez is the center of attention in Justice
After hearing about Ford’s alleged assault, two more women accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 2018, but neither woman testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Deborah Ramirez is one of them, and she is the focus of Justice.
A previously unseen recording of a case against Kavanaugh is included in the documentary
Justice includes a previously unseen recording of a message left on the FBI’s tip line in 2018 by Max Stier, who attended Yale with Kavanaugh and Ramirez. He allegedly stated in it that after Kavanaugh allegedly stuck his penis in Ramirez’s face, he went to the bathroom and made himself erect before “allegedly returning to assault her again, hoping to amuse an audience of mutual friends,” according to a Post.
Other sexual accusations against Kavanaugh
Stier claimed in his message that he witnessed “firsthand” Kavanaugh that he pulled his pants down at a gathering while a group of soccer players were forcing a drunk girl to hold his penis. Friends of the woman told the Times in 2019 that she didn’t remember the incident and didn’t want to come forward after seeing how Ford was treated. Stier is also not there in the documentary.
You must watch Justice as the Sundance festival attendees say it is “devoid of bombshells”
Festivalgoers appear to agree that Justice “is devoid of bombshells,” as Slate’s Sam Adams put it. Adams wrote that the documentary is unlikely to prompt the FBI to reopen its investigation, but that an expanded version of the documentary could “help ensure that Kavanaugh never escapes what Ramirez and Ford say he did, that his every ruling and public statement is seen through the lens of the person they say he is.”
So, are you wondering where to watch Brett Kavanaugh documentary ‘Justice’ now?
Sadly, Justice hasn’t received a streaming release date yet. It has only been premiered at the Sundance film festival. But there are other documentaries like this one you must watch right away!