Emily Ratajkowski arrested for protesting against Brett Kavanaugh nomination

Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer

Emily Ratajkowski, centre, and Amy Schumer, right, at the protest. Image: Getty

Friday, October 5, 2018

Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has confirmed she was arrested while protesting against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in Washington DC yesterday.

Ratajkowski shared a photo of herself online holding a sign reading "Respect female existence or expect our resistance".

In the post on Twitter, she wrote: "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."


'Today I was arrested'

A total of 302 women at the protest were held for demonstrating against Mr Kavanaugh.

Comedian Amy Schumer was also at the protest, where she spoke on stage and was also reportedly detained.

Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Professor Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.

He has also been accused by other women and denied all allegations.

The protest in Washington took place after senators were given a report by the FBI which investigated the allegations made against Kavanagh and which Republicans have said proves there was no wrongdoing.

The vote to confirm the controversial judge to the lifetime appointment will take place on Saturday.